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MoET requests a reduction in teacher training

Update: May, 25/2016 - 14:00
Students attending a lesson at the Hà Nội University of Teachers’ Training. The Ministry of Education and Training has requested that places be reduced to cope with a surplus of teachers.— Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Education and Training has requested city and provincial People’s Committees to set up their own development plans on education and training in order to reduce the number of teachers being enrolled in some areas.

The ministry noted in a circular sent to authorities last weekend that the number of teachers being enrolled for kindergarten and primary training should be significantly lower this year.

The reduction is aimed at combating a surplus of teachers, which in turn adds to unemployment figures as recent graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to find work in these areas.

The circular noted that this was one of the important development targets for the education and training sector in some localities.

As well as teacher training, the ministry also requested cities and provinces to authorise reductions in enrollment for all areas which are suffering similar surpluses.

The MoET asked local education and training authorities to restructure targets for their education programmes, moving from those of large quantity and scale into high quality and effectiveness instead.

Local education and training units themselves should find their own financial sources and be responsible for the quality of education in degrees, post graduate and master, university and college. — VNS

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