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The impressive statements of the Minister of Education in 2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training, made some impressive statements in 2017, showing his strong commitment towards reform of Vietnam education. Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha “Ministry of Education (MOET) is just like Ministry of Examination” Nha at a conference in January 2017 commented that both state-owned ... Read More »

Seven-year-old delivery boy causes outrage in China

The story of a seven-year-old orphan working as a delivery boy in China has ignited a debate about child poverty and access to education in the country. ‘Little Li’ delivering parcels in the city of Qingdao, China — Photo: PEAR VIDEO A video, posted on the Pear Video website, shows the young boy – nicknamed “Little Li” by social media ... Read More »

New curriculum to give students more practical experience

Under the draft new curriculum, secondary students are expected to have more out-of-school and creative experience, rather than only theory. The new curriculum is expected to develop the skills of students and bring out their creative sides. — Photo giaoduc.net The draft list of secondary school subjects under the new curriculum will be open for public opinion this month, Nguyen ... Read More »

Preschools told to receive 3-month olds

VietNamNet Bridge – If the draft education law compiled by the Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) is approved, preschools will have to receive children from 3 months old to six years old.  Preschool teachers keep complaining about low pay Teachers complain the regulation will place a heavy burden on their shoulders, while parents doubt the regulation can be implemented ... Read More »

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex. Police said it could amount to distribution of indecent images of children, as the two people filmed are under 18. Facebook tipped off the US authorities, ... Read More »

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022. It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on car makers to rein in ... Read More »

Shackled children found in Perris, California home

Two parents have been arrested in California after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home, including some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The 13 people – aged between two and 29 – were found in ... Read More »

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

London’s air quality is within legal limits in mid-January for the first time in 10 years, City Hall has said. Air quality is likely to exceed the NO2 hourly limit later this month, Mr Khan admitted — Photo: JASON HAWKES The capital breached limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 6 January every year for the last decade, Mayor Sadiq Khan ... Read More »

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have “reasonable” safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday. Ajit Pai, chairman of America’s media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was “absolutely unacceptable”. The 38-minute delay in issuing the correction made it worse, he added. He called for ... Read More »

Boring curriculums contribute to university dropouts

Lecturers have said hundreds of students had been either being expelled or left universities because of boring curriculums and a lack of interest. Ho Chi Minh City University of Law issued a list of 320 students who were expelled, suspended or given warnings From 2006 to 2015, Binh Phuoc Province subsidised 828 students but 232 were frequently absent from classes ... Read More »