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February, 26 2014 08:36:00

Education reform a top priority: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said education and training policy must be the nation's top priority and undergo comprehensive reform to align with the country's industrialisation process.— VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said education and training policy must be the nation's top priority and undergo comprehensive reform to align with the country's industrialisation process.

Dung made the statement yesterday at a meeting of the National Committee on Education and Human Resources Development, held to discuss a draft Government plan to implement sweeping reforms of the education sector, which was adopted by the Communist Party of Viet Nam's Central Committee last year.

The action plan focuses on defining specific tasks of implementation for Government ministries to meet targets set under the Resolution.

Dung has instructed the Ministry of Education and Training to conduct consultations on the action programme, expected to be issued next month.

Participants also discussed the programme to revise high school textbooks after 2015 and the establishment of the National Committee on Education and Training Reform which will be launched next month.

The PM also asked the National Committee on Education and Human Resources Development to continue its consulting role and call for greater participation among experts and educators in the assessment of the project.

Graduation exams altered

The Ministry of Education and Training on Monday announced this year's national high school graduation exams which will have four subjects, including two compulsory and two electives. A foreign language is not a compulsory subject in the exam.

Currently, students have to sit for six subjects, all of them are compulsory. — VNS


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