Vietnam, UK sign MoU on educational cooperation

Thursday, 2019-10-03 21:14:23
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Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha (R) and Ed Vaizey, Trade Envoy of the UK Prime Minister, sign the MoU on educational cooperation between the two governments. (Photo: UK Embassy)
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NDO/VNA – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on educational cooperation between the governments of Vietnam and the United Kingdom was signed in Hanoi on October 3 by Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha and Ed Vaizey, Trade Envoy of the UK Prime Minister.

Under the MoU, the two governments will promote educational cooperation in higher education, English training, educational technology, international education and preschool education.

The UK Government will support its higher education institutions in expanding partnerships with Vietnamese partners to implement association programmes for higher education and postgraduate education on the basis of academic principles prescribed by the two sides.

Involved parties will work closely through regular strategic dialogues to improve English standards in Vietnam.

The UK Government will assist its Vietnamese counterpart in developing educational technology policies; and in applying technology to solve difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning in Vietnamese schools.

The UK Government will deploy its commitments through the Department for Education, administrative management agencies of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as businesses, industrial groups and other related parties in the field of educational technology.

It will also work with UK private schools and investors to cooperate with Vietnamese partners in establishing schools applying a UK-styled curriculum in Vietnam in accordance with Vietnamese law, while cooperating with UK preschool education providers to share experience in preschool education policy and preschool teacher training programmes.

The two sides will establish a supervisory agency to assess the implementation of the MoU.

In January 2019, Minister Phung Xuan Nha paid a working visit the UK. Thirty cooperation agreements signed during the visit between education establishments and enterprises of the two sides have been effectively implemented.