Vice President highlights plight of poor students
GIA LAI (VNS)— Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan yesterday granted 700 scholarships worth VND2.1 billion (US$100,000) to poor pupils in the Central Highlands.
Speaking at the ceremony in Pleiku City, Doan said that local authorities should pay more attention to poor students because they were more likely to drop out of school.
The region should mobilise more funds to invest in education and training, and temporarily stop unnecessary construction work to build more schools and classrooms, she said.
Doan also asked local teachers to create good conditions for poor students to attend school, and find suitable teaching methods for their levels of ability. Teachers should stay in regular contact with parents, especially those from poor and ethnic minority backgrounds.
Earlier, Doan visited two poor children with innate heart disease in Ia Phin Commune, Gia Lai Province. — VNS