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VN offers special aid to students of agroforestry, fisheries

Update: June, 19/2015 - 15:13
Students at a school-year ending ceremony at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture. The government will give special support to those students who choose to study agro-forestry and fisheries at the VNUA. —  Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Vietnamese government will give VND72 billion (US$3.3 million) for training students of agriculture, forestry and fisheries at the Viet Nam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) in the 2016-2017 period.

The funding is part of government decision number 873/QD-TTg that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung issued on Wednesday, to approve the VNUA's project on experimental operational reform in the 2015-17 period. It aims to boost education and training for the three sectors to implement their restructuring plans.

The decision also confirms an increase in the student annual fee for study at the VNUA during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 periods, which should stand at a maximum of VND13 million and VND14 million respectively.

However, those students who choose to study agriculture, forestry and fisheries will have a chance to benefit from the government funding. Each such student would have to pay a lower annual fee of about VND6.4 million and VND7.3 million for 2015-16 and 2016-17, respectively, the decision said.

The government would provide VND40 billion and VND32 billion each for two years of the VNUA operational reform, the decision said.

The PM ordered the VNUA to finalise all expenditures in purchasing and installing necessary equipment for education. The university also has the right to supervise its operational activities such as training, research, staff and financing, as well as fee and scholarship planning.

He said the university should continue to implement policies to give priority to poor and meritorious students. — VNS

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