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Hải Phòng to exempt students from school fees

Update: October, 22/2019 - 18:06
Students at the 2019-20 school year opening ceremony at the Quán Toan Primary School in Hồng Bàng District, the northern port city of Hải Phòng. — Photo c1quantoanhp.edu.vn

HẢI PHÒNG — The Hải Phòng People’s Committee will collect opinions from locals about a draft resolution on school fee support for students at different levels of education.

The opinions will be collected until November 9 this year.

The opinions will be collected by the Hải Phòng City Portal and then sent to the municipal Department of Education and Training. After consideration, the department will report to the Hải Phòng People’s Committee and the Hải Phòng People’s Council.

The draft resolution will be approved by the end of this year.

The draft resolution proposed supportive policies on school fees for students from pre-school to high school education level. The city will provide support for all of the school fees for the students, and the fund will be from the municipal budget.

Under the draft resolution, children at junior secondary school level will be exempt from fees from the 2020-21 school year, whereas students at high school level will be exempt from the fees from the 2021-22 school year

Each school year lasts nine months.

In different conferences related to education, deputy chairman of the Hải Phòng People’s Committee Lê Khắc Nam said the supportive policies would reduce the burden for locals with low income and those living in poor and remote areas.

With the policies, everybody could enjoy the fruits of the city’s development, and no one would be left behind, he said.

Every resident in the city would be equal and could access necessary services, especially education and healthcare, said Nam.

Hải Phòng City in 2018 issued a resolution about awarding students who win prizes in national and international competitions, as well as honouring their teachers.

Hải Phòng students coming first in the university entrance exam also receive awards.

The highest award is VNĐ500 million (US$22,000) per person.

So far, the city has spent more than VNĐ8.4 billion ($365,000) on awards. — VNS

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