Ministry of Education and Training officials and experts gathered yesterday to discuss a circular aimed at providing students and teachers with more support in dealing with the issues they face on a daily basis.
Timely advice could help ease negative feelings and deal with problems related to school, experts said.
Psychological consultation for students has yet to be given proper attentions as school psychology teachers have yet to be named in list of school staff.
The important role of counselling in schools has been accepted by most stakeholders, including parents, teachers and administrators, but most secondary schools and high schools do not offer this service.
Hydrocephalus, a brain condition that can cause loss of mental and physical ability if left untreated, has not prevented a 10-year-old boy from playing football at a field in HCM City's Bình Thạnh District.