|Bình Dương Province has built 13 schools for the upcoming school year. — Photo baobinhduong.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH DƯƠNG — Bình Dương Province has decided to increase the number of students per class and reduce the number of day-boarder classes due to a shortage of schools.
All of the province’s kindergartens and primary schools, which usually have no more than 35 students, will have an additional 20 to 23 students per class.
The southeastern province has also asked new industrial zones to set aside 15-20 per cent of land area to build schools, and has leased 72,000sq.m for 16 individuals and enterprises to build 16 private kindergartens in industrial zones.
The province has a total of 454,857 students, an increase of more than 34,000 students per year.
With the high increase in the number of students, the province aims to build 30 schools with more than 1,000 students per school.
For the upcoming school year which will start in September, the province spent more than VNĐ1 trillion (US$42.9 million) building 13 schools with a total of 194 classrooms and repairing nine schools. — VNS