|Lacking proper boarding facilities, Trung Thuong secondary school in the mountainous Quan Son District in Thanh Hoa Province has put up bamboo tents as temporary accommodation for their students. — Photo www.tuoitre.vn
THANH HOA (VNS) — Thanh Hoa Province will spend VND199 billion (nearly US$9 million) to build new boarding schools and to upgrade old ones for students in its mountainous districts.
The provincial People's Committee recently approved the project that will be launched next month and completed by 2020. Under the project, the boarding schools as well as the kitchen, dining room, toilets and clean water facilities in the buildings will be upgraded.
The project will benefit students of 47 secondary schools and high schools in Thanh Hoa's seven mountainous districts of Muong Lat, Quan Son, Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc, as well as Thuong Xuan, Nhu Xuan and Lang Chanh.
Each room in the boarding schools will be designed to accommodate 10 students (with separate quarters for girls and boys), with 4sq.m for each student and bunk beds.
The boarding schools aim to help students who live far away from school. Many have to walk 10km every day from their house to reach their schools.
The province has only 19 schools with boarding for students from mountainous districts. Many students have to set up tents or temporary houses near their schools to be able to attend school every day. — VNS