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City schools to use smart cards for tuition

Update: July, 03/2014 - 08:05

HCM CITY (VNS) — In the coming school year (2014-2015), 150 schools in HCM City will collect their fees through bank transfers instead of cash, a senior official said yesterday.

Le Hoai Nam, deputy director of the municipal Education and Training Department, said that this move is part of the School Smart Card Project for which his department, the State Bank of Viet Nam's HCM City branch and the Ngoi Nha Xanh Culture Joint Stock Company have signed a co-operation agreement.

Under the project, each student will be given a card with his/her name and code numbers on it that parents will use to transfer all institutional fees including tuition for every term.

Nam said they plan to use the cards to help students access other schooling services including e-textbooks, bus services and library accesss. — VNS

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