|Tân Tạo A Kindergarten in HCM City’s Bình Tân District. Photo Phương Vy|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— The HCM City Department of Education and Training plans to offer overtime services at kindergarten schools in industrial parks and export processing zones.
Two kindergartens at Linh Trung 1 and 2 export processing zones in Thủ Đức District and the April 30 Kindergarten in Vĩnh Lộc Industrial Zone in Bình Tân District will begin extending hours to 5:30pm every day and to Saturday this school year.
The city’s State budget will pay 50 per cent of overtime charges and the remaining 50 per cent will be from parents’ payments and support from companies.
Teachers have voluntarily registered to work overtime, with payment of VNĐ33,000 (US$1.5) per hour Monday to Friday and VNĐ44,000 ($2) per hour for Saturday.
In August, the city’s People’s Committee approved a plan to offer extended hours for kindergarten children whose parents are workers at industrial parks and export processing zones.
The 2016-2020 plan aims to reduce the burden of parents who have to send their children to privately owned kindergartens when they work overtime hours.
The plan will be piloted in Thủ Đức and Bình Tân districts and will be scaled up to kindergartens at Tân Thuận Export Processing Zone in District 7 and Tây Bắc Industrial Park in Củ Chi District next year.
It is expected to be applied at all industrial parks and export processing zones in the city beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. —VNS