Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Tất Thành Cang, Deputy Standing Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, on Tuesday held a meeting with the city’s Study Promotion Association to assess its implementation of Instruction No 04-CT/TU meant to enhance the city Party’s role in building an educated society.
Nguyễn Thị Thu, deputy chairwoman of the People’s Committee, and other city officials also took part in the meeting.
The chairman of the Study Promotion Association, Nguyễn Huy Cận, said the association has established 4,341 branches in the city, more than 2,000 at hamlet and residential quarter levels, with around 800,000 members.
Besides, there are 320 community learning centres at communes, wards and towns with more than 480,000 people taking part in their activities related to cultural studies, vocational training, and life and social communication skills.
The association’s Study Promotion Fund mobilised more than VNĐ77 billion (US$3.4 million) from donations to support disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of school.
Many study promotion models such as family study, clan study, community study and unit study are implemented by its branches.
But officials from the Party Committee and the city administration said relevant agencies have not paid attention to introducing the models.
Grass-roots Party Committee units and officials have failed to mobilise people’s participation in the study promotion models, they said.
There is little or no co-ordination between the education sector and local authorities in developing the models, they said.
Cang appreciated the efforts of the association’s Standing Committee to promote the learning social model but said there are many shortcomings in implementing Instruction No 4-CT/TU.
He asked the association to review implementation of the Politburo’s Instruction No 11-CT/TW on enhancing the Party’s leadership in promoting education and encouraging and building an educated society during the last 10 years.
The review should focus on introducing good models and typical examples to mobilise donations and expand the models in the community, he said.
He also urged the association to draft plans to make HCM City an educated city and deploy them soon. — VNS