According to figures released at a meeting on Tuesday held by the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee, HCM City has 23 new schools with 1,500 classrooms for the upcoming academic year. It lacks 400 teachers, especially for pre-schools.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ethnic children take Vietnamese lessons
After two months, 24 Vietnamese-language classes held at primary schools in mountainous Khanh Son Commune in central Khanh Hoa Province have helped 426 ethnic minority children aged six years old to enter the first grade.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Rural students reject vocational courses
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said on Tuesday that the number of people enrolled in vocational training course in rural areas did not reach the target in the first six months. According to reports, only 132,000 labourers were trained, accounting for 27.1 per cent of the plan. More than 72 per cent of trained labourers got jobs. The ministry plans to conduct inspections on the implementation of the national vocational training plan in 63 cities and provinces in the next six months.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Youth to take part in science project
The HCM City Hi-Tech Park Board of Management held a seminar to invite young talents to take part in hi-tech development in the city. About 50 research students at both overseas and domestic universities took part in the seminar to learn about the opportunities offered by the board's Science Space project, which has received a VND200-billion (over US$9.5 million) investment from the city.
Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)