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Dak Nong students get new classrooms

Update: September, 03/2015 - 11:57
A classroom for students in a mountainous area. Students in Dak Nong Province will no longer have to go to school at 5pm. — VNA/VNS Photo Do Truong
DAK NONG (VNS) — Many students in the Central Highland Dak Nong Province will no longer have to attend school at 5pm, the provincial Department of Education and Training has said.

The students had been forced to attend school late in the day due a serious shortage of classrooms. 

Deputy head of the department Nguyen Van Toan said they have managed to build roughly 190 classrooms in public primary and secondary schools in eight districts in the province this academic year. 

Many of the new classrooms are located in Dak Song, Krong No and Dak Mil districts, where many classes were reportedly being held from 5pm to 8pm. 

More than VND68 billion (US$2.9 million) was spent to build the classrooms, and the funds were mobilised from several sources, including the state budget, the province, districts and individuals. 

Only 12 temporary classrooms for primary students were still operational as they were located in rural areas and were quite far from residential areas, Toan said.  

The department has mobilised capital to build a clean water supply system and toilets for other primary and secondary schools in the province. 

Figures from the department show that more than 150,000 students attend schools, of which about 50,000 are ethnic minorities. — VNS

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