|Kids play in HCM City's 30-4 Park. The city's children need more outdoor activities, including specialised clubs where they can develop their talents, according to government authorities. — VNA/VNS Photo Van Khanh
HCM CITY (VNS) — Government authorities last week met with a group of 130 local children who asked the leaders to take steps to improve education in HCM City.
The students, who were chosen to represent their peers, met with members of the Party, the People's Council, the People's Committee and the Vietnamese Fatherland Front's central committee.
They said that the city's children want more outdoor activities, including specialised clubs where they could develop their talents.
The student group also asked the leaders to build more playgrounds and offer more opportunities to learn and practise swimming.
In another matter, the city's deputy chairman, Hua Ngoc Thuan, said the Department of Education and Training had been asked to reduce the number of school hours.
He said the city was also working on a project that would provide e-books to primary and secondary schools.
Thuan said that most city districts were already building playgrounds, including 3D film projection rooms.
Every district is expected to have a playground for children by 2015. —VNS