The HCM City-based Vietnamese American Vocational Training College
(VATC) announced last week that it will forbid its lecturers from being
involved in romantic relations with its students.
Queries about the future of Official Development Assistance (ODA) were
raised at a press conference called by the Japan International
Co-operation Agency (JICA) last month. The doubts follow a scandal
involving a Japanese Company known as JTC and the Ha Noi Urban Railway
Project. The work was financed by ODA.
A cock crows from the garden in the remote Ba Danh
pagoda near Ha Nam City, breaking the silence beside the romantic Day
River. The breeze blows from nearby Ngoc Mountain, driving away the heat
of early summer.
Julien Desrousseaux tries his best to pronounce the sentence in
Vietnamese to greet his students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Secondary School
before his English classes start.