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Secondary school enrolments surge in the capital

Update: June, 12/2014 - 08:09
ccording to the city's Department of Education and Training, there has been an increase of 22,000 students who will enter sixth grade this September compared to last year. — Photo kenhtuyensinh

HA NOI (VNS) — The education sector in the capital city is trying to cope with a sudden increase in the number of students entering secondary school this year.

According to the city's Department of Education and Training, there has been an increase of 22,000 students who will enter sixth grade this September compared to last year.

Dong Da District expects an increase of about 1,600 students over last year. Head of the district's Education and Training, Nguyen Duy Long, said the district would need 36 more classrooms to maintain a student density of 45 per class.

"We will have to re-arrange students at schools in the district, sending any overflow to schools with more vacancies," Long said.

"Also, we have expanded the size of two schools, Be Van Dan school and To Vinh Dien school. We will have eight more classrooms at both," he added.

As a last resort to create more space, permisison could be sought from the city's Department of Education and Training to put more seventh, eighth and ninth grade students into one class, Long said.

Cau Giay District faces a similar problem. Pham Ngoc Anh, head of the areas'st education unit said 600 to 700 more students would enter sixth grade this school year.

To cope, it has built Dich Vong School with 20 classrooms and Nghia Tan School with 44 classrooms.

Although the number of sixth grade students is increasing, the number of students per class would be maintained at less than 45 per class, he said.

Duong Thi Thanh Huyen, head of Hoan Kiem District's Education and Training Unit, said the increase meant schools would have to limit the number of students who were not local permanent residents. — VNS

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