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CPI will decide tuition fees for public education

Update: October, 06/2015 - 18:35
HA NOI (VNS) — Tuition fees for public education in kindergartens, primary, junior and high schools will be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), says a government decision.

The decision of the government decree 86/2015/ND-CP, issued on Tuesday said the new tuition scheme to be started in the 2016-2017 school year will depend on the CPI to be annually announced by the Ministry of Investment and Planning.

Under the new decree, in the 2015-2016 school year, students from kindergarten to high school level living in urban areas, will be charged from VND60,000 to VND300,000 (US$2.60 to $13.30) per month.

Rural and mountainous students will have to pay VND30,000 to VND120,000 ($1.30 to $5.30) and VND8,000 to 60,000 ($0.35 to $2.60) respectively.

Rural and mountainous students will have to pay VND30,000 to VND120,000 ($1.30 to $5.30) and VND8,000 to 60,000 ($0.35 to $2.60) respectively.

The decree ordered concrete and transparent tuition fee rates for public kindergarten and primary education should be relevant to economic conditions of localities, their residential social standard of living, as well as their annual CPI.

Tuition fees for public higher education at university and vocational training schools which are self-financed, should be collected in process basing on economic and technical standards and their expenditure should be decided by responsible management authorities to ensure their operation.

Meanwhile, the tuition fees for public higher education at universities and vocational training schools with government financial support should also be collected in process ensuring a balance of expenditure using financial sources from the government and students.

Tuition fees for all education levels should be announced publicly, the decree said. –VNS


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