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School initiative achieves success

Update: February, 27/2014 - 09:28
The education and training department, for example, has co-operated with Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to teach traditional music such as tuong (classical drama), cheo (traditional opera), and cai luong (folk song) for students.— Photo donga.edu.vn         

HCM CITY (VNS)— Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Le Hoang Quan has requested the Friendly School, Active Student Programme be carried out basing on the condition of each district in order to ensure its stableness.

The Friendly School, Active Student programme was started to raise the learning atmosphere in schools, promote effective teaching methods, increase soft skills among students and encourage teamwork.

At the workshop on reviewing the city's five-year implement of the programme held yesterday, Quan appreciated the close co-operation between Department of Education and Training with other departments and organisations in the city to effectively carry out the programme.

Tran Thi Kim Thanh, deputy head of Department of Education and Training, said that the close co-operation between those organisations and departments in HCM City has enriched activities in schools.

The education and training department, for example, has co-operated with Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to teach traditional music such as tuong (classical drama), cheo (traditional opera), and cai luong (folk song) for students.

They have also organised entertainment and sport programmes attracting the attendance of large number of students to help them relax and improve their physical health.

Many scholarship programmes for disadvantaged students to continue going to school have alsobeen carried out.

Thanh said that through the programme, more attention to the investment in building and upgrading kindergartens and schools and equipping with modern teaching aids has been paid.

The city has had 1,788 schools, kindergartens, and education centres for nigh classes since September 2008. All of them have had a green campus, standard playground, classrooms, toilets and water supplying works, Thanh said.

The city has seen the increasing of schools meeting the national standards, she said. To date, there have been 149 national standard schools in the city.

They also have applied IT in teaching and managing, she said, adding that teaching methodologies and curricula have been improved to meet teaching each individual. Many international programmes have been applied to improve students' thinking and creativity, she said.. — VNS

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