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Ministry tells pedagogy schools to re-plan training

Update: December, 29/2017 - 12:00
Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ gives a speech at the conference on measures to reform the pedagogy sector in the next year in Hà Nội. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Minister of Education Phùng Xuân Nhạ, said that it was high time pedagogy schools stop the oversupplying of teachers in many provinces and cities.

The teacher-training plans must focus on quality and be based on the demand for teachers, he said.

He made the statement at the conference held Wednesday on measures to reform the pedagogy sector in the next year with representatives from 30 universities and colleges.

Nhạ said that it was necessary to review the needs of teachers in each locality to provide accurate figures of teachers and commit to using them after training.

From 2018, the ministry would allocate quotas to schools based on the demand of the localities, he said, adding that pedagogical students must be among the best ones with top university entrance scores.

Nhạ said measures should be taken step-by-step to solve the problem of excess teachers in previous years.

He asked pedagogy schools to rapidly develop a portfolio of core teachers of all subjects. This team needs to actively contribute ideas to the courses that are closer to the current practice.

In terms of implementation of teachers’ training, Nhạ requested the units under the ministry to quickly complete the promulgation of standards of teachers, principals and managerial staff. Based on the new standards, the schools would consider measures on improving the quality of teachers.

Regarding the restructuring of pedagogy schools, he affirmed that this was an indispensable trend, but added that a roadmap was needed to find shortcomings considering the reality of pedagogy schools.

This also requires the experience of foreign countries, he added.

At the conference, representatives of pedagogy schools raised their voices over the policy for pedagogical graduates, which remains unfavourable. Thus, many fail to get enough students enrolled students, leading to a restriction in training quality.

Nhạ said that the solution for the year 2018 was that pedagogical training must be associated with demand for use.

He asked the People’s Committees of provinces and cities to determine the demand for pedagogical human resources in the medium and in the long term and develop a plan for ordering, recruiting and assigning jobs after training.

The ministry would assign pedagogic training norms based on the orders from localities and the capacities of training institutes. – VNS

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