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Schools lack teachers as enrollments swell

VietNamNet Bridge – Schools in HCMC have complained they cannot find enough teachers for the new academic year. The same situation exists in Da Nang, Quang Ngai and other cities and provinces. HCMC is lacking teachers  Director of the HCMC Education & Training Department Le Hong Son said the recruitment of teachers for preschools, primary and secondary schools is going ... Read More »

Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, the Met Office has announced. Photo: EPA It said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910. England’s average temperatures narrowly beat those seen in 1976, ... Read More »

President Quang calls for education reform towards improved workforce

VietNamNet Bridge – President Tran Dai Quang has called for the education sector to continue working on a comprehensive reform for education and training activities to produce high-quality human resources for national development and international integration. To prepare for the new school year, the Ministry of Education and Training has recently asked departments of education and training to ensure supplies ... Read More »

UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitation

The first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York. Photo: JEREMY BISHOP These waters, which cover 46% of the planet’s surface, are under threat from deep-sea mining, over-fishing and the patenting of marine genetic resources. Over the next two years, government representatives aim to hammer out a binding agreement ... Read More »

68% of Vietnamese children have experienced parental physical abuse

VietNamNet Bridge – Physical abuse brings serious consequences, affecting children’s psychological well-being and character, experts say. The students of the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted Steven Foster, an international expert who was a panel speaker at seminars on positive discipline in Vietnam held recently by Gateway and Sakura Montessori Schools, said many parents who physically punish children love their ... Read More »

More bachelor’s degree graduates go to vocational school

VietNamNet Bridge – Vocational schools all have reported an increasing number of enrollees in recent years. Unemployed university graduates are also going to vocational school. More students go to vocational schools According to Vu Quang Khue, deputy headmaster of the Bac Ninh Industry Junior College, in the past, students only went to vocational schools as a last resort, when they ... Read More »

Vietnamese, Cambodian universities cooperate in training, research

The Kien Giang University signed a cooperation pact, on Phu Quoc island on August 31, regarding training and scientific research with two Cambodian universities. According the deal, the Vietnamese university will grant 80 training scholarships for the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear. The former of the two will receive scholarships in English language, ... Read More »

Son La teachers brave dangerous paths to school

When the new school year starts, teachers in mountainous area of the northern Son La province have to traverse deep valleys and steep slopes to get to work. Despite these hardships, the love they have for  browser not support iframe. After the floods in June and July, the roads to schools in Son La were heavily disfigured and became even ... Read More »

One-time textbooks a big waste to society and parents’ pocket

For a child, they say their schooldays are the best days of their lives. But for the parents, they are fast becoming the most expensive days of their lives. Parents buy new textbooks for their children at a bookstore in the central province of Nghe An. Every parent wants the best possible education for their children, but at what cost? ... Read More »

Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide

Facebook’s Watch video-streaming service is rolling out worldwide, just over a year after its US launch. Facebook hopes Watch will encourage users to spend longer within its app — FACEBOOK Users will be able to choose from a range of shows – from both established brands and new players – and have the ability to view clips saved from their ... Read More »