A classroom in Hà Nội. Hà Nội will raise tuition fees at public schools this academic year. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s People’s Council has approved a resolution to raise tuition fees at some public schools in the academic year 2019-20.
The tuition fees for nursery and high schools will all be raised in urban, rural and mountainous areas.
The monthly tuition fee per pupil in urban areas will rise by 40 per cent from VNĐ155,000 (US$6.40) to VNĐ217,000 ($9.04).
Monthly tuition fees for pupils in rural areas will be raised by 26.7 per cent from VNĐ75,000 ($3.10) to VNĐ95,000 ($3.90), and those in mountainous areas will be raised by 26.3 per cent from VNĐ19,000 ($0.79) to VNĐ24,000 ($1).
Tuition fees for five-year-old children and pupils at secondary schools will be kept unchanged this academic year.
Monthly tuition fees for these students will be VNĐ155,000 ($6.4) in urban areas, VNĐ75,000 ($3.1) in rural areas and VNĐ19,000 ($0.79) in mountainous areas.
The Hà Nội’s People’s Council said the rise in tuition fees would be used to improve teachers’ salaries and improve teaching equipment and facilities.
It claimed that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds will not be affected as they will have tuition fee exemptions or reductions according to Government decree 86/2015/NĐ-CP.
The new tuition fees will apply from this academic year.
In 2017, the city’s People's Council approved a resolution to raise tuition fees every year until the 2020-21 academic year. — VNS