HCM CITY — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and a Government delegation on July 2 visited the International Education City – IEC Quảng Ngãi, a key project to mark the 30th anniversary of the province's re-establishment day.
Invested in by Nguyễn Hòang Group, IEC is the country’s first education ecosystem that provides teaching from kindergarten through 12th grade.
It includes the Saigon Academy international kindergarten, iSchool international integration education, the UK Academy international bilingual programme and International School of North America.
Students and teachers will have access to free wifi, libraries and laboratories of international standards, sports centers, an Olympic standard 10-lane swimming pool and other facilities.
IEC Quang Ngai also provides an e-learning and e-library system, and other services including smart cards, iPortal, iOfffice, Oracle Peoplesoft, and Dynamic 365.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister praised the “smart city” model of IEC Quảng Ngãi, shown by the application of information technology in operations, management and research.
“With innovation, revolution and socialisation of education, Vietnamese education is finding the best model for development. Education must create global citizens but still retain Vietnamese culture, history and people characteristics,” he said.
He said he will assign the Minister of Education and Training to review and evaluate the model for replication across the country.
After more than one year of construction, the IEC Quảng Ngãi officially opened on June 28 and has enrolled more than 1,000 students and recruited nearly 200 Vietnamese and international teachers for the first academic year 2019-2020. — VNS