Students at Vàng Anh Kindergarten in HCM City’s District 5. The school will adopt an advanced model meeting international education standards this academic year. — Photo mnvanganhq5.edu.vn
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Twenty three schools in HCM City will adopt an advanced model that meets international standards this academic year, according to the city Department of Education and Training.
They include 11 public kindergartens, eight primary schools and four secondary schools, Lê Hoài Nam, deputy director of the department, said.
It follows a 2014 decision issued by the city People’s Committee on improving schools to reach regional standards.
It envisaged one or two schools in each district piloting the new state-of-the-art learning model to meet rising demand for high-quality workers amid the country’s international integration.
They have to meet certain criteria, including teachers’ qualifications, number of classrooms, number of students per class, and area of greenery.
For instance, kindergarten teachers have to have graduated from pedagogical colleges or above, the number of classrooms in a kindergarten should not exceed 30, the same as the number of children in a class.
Last year three city schools - Lê Quý Đôn High School in District 3, Nguyễn Hiền High School in District 11 and Nguyễn Du High School in District 10 - applied the new model. — VNS