|Huu Hoa Kindergarten in Ha Noi's Thanh Tri District has been recognised as meeting national standards. — Photo baomoi.com
HA NOI (VNS) — The education authority of Ha Noi will increase the percentage of public schools meeting national education standards to 70 per cent by 2020.
The Ha Noi Education and Training Department set the target at a conference held on Tuesday to review the success of the plan to boost national standardised education and training programmes over the last five years and to set goals for the next period, 2016-2020.
Noting the progressive results of the last five-year plan, the department has vowed to annually increase the target by 70 schools, while continuing to remove schools with unqualified or low-quality classes.
Schools expected to meet national standards of education will include the newly built and upgraded schools across the city, according to the department.
Over the past five years, the capital city's education sector has fulfilled its target of recognising 600 schools as meeting national education standards, or 45 per cent of the total 2,532 schools in some 30 districts.
The districts of Long Bien and Bac Tu Liem topped the list with the highest number of schools to have standardised their education facilities.
Deputy Director of Ha Noi Education and Training Department Pham Hong Nga said the plan to build and upgrade kindergartens and primary schools to meet national standards was a priority for the department and its local branches.
It should be the key task of not only the education sector but also other authorities in the city as it needs the greatest level of co-operation between many partners, the department's deputy director said. — VNS