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Teacher arrested for sexual abuse

A primary school teacher in Hanoi has been arrested after being accused of sexually abusing nine third-grade pupils.   An Thuong A Primary School According to Nguyen Chi Luong, Chairman of An Thuong Commune, Hoai Duc District, the police received the report by the pupils’ parents on April 13 and arrested the accused teacher at An ... Read More »

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics. Photo: DAVID JONES PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years to break down in the environment. The modified enzyme, known as PETase, can start breaking down the same material in just a few days. This could revolutionise the ... Read More »

Mixed aged pupils share classroom in mountainous area

Pupils of different grades in a mountainous commune of Thanh Hoa Province have to sit in the same classroom due to a shortage of classrooms. They live in Say Village in Trung Thanh Commune, Quan Hoa District.  It is about 10 kilometres from Say Village to the centre of the commune, so Trung Thanh Primary School had to set up ... Read More »

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The tag suggestions feature is not currently available in the UK — Photo: FACEBOOK The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users’ explicit consent. It involves the “tag suggestions” technology, which spots users’ friends in uploaded photos; the lawsuit ... Read More »

Music education programme for children launched in Vietnam

Kindermusik, a music education programme aimed at children, was launched at the Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, on April 14, by the Asia Music and Performing Arts Education (AMPA).      Kindermusik provides a brilliant learning programme  with essential and important benefits for a child’s complete developmental evolution  Participants at the event were introduced ... Read More »

Registration for national high school exam to run until April 20

The Departments of Education and Training in provinces across the country have developed plans to prepare for the 2018 national high school exam, with registration for the exam concluding on April 20. Registration for the exam has been held since April 1 and it is expected to attract nearly 860,000 students in total, including more than 79,000 students from Hanoi, ... Read More »

School violence, disorder shake up education community

VietNamNet Bridge – The reports about school scandals have caused concern among parents and educators.  A student was forced to drink water wrung from a board-cleaning cloth Recent incidents have sparked controversy and led to heated discussions on the internet.  A pregnant teacher in Nghe An province was hit by a parent. A primary school student was forced by a ... Read More »

Hanoi adds classes for Golden Goat influx

VietNamNet Bridge – High schools in Hanoi are expected to enroll 85,800 students in the 10th grade this school year, an increase of 19,500 students compared to the previous year. The number of class 10 students in this academic year has increased sharply as the students were born in 2003, the year of the Golden Goat according to the Chinese ... Read More »