Conference reviews new-style rural area building programme in education

Saturday, 2019-10-12 21:30:41
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Organisations and 80 individuals receive certificates of merit from the Ministry of Education and Training at the conference (Source: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Education and Training held a conference in central Da Nang city on October 12 to review the implementation of the national target programme on new-style rural area building in the field of education and training for 2010-2020.

According to the ministry’s report, as of June 2019, total investment in the programme in the field of education and training in the 2011-2019 period reached VND462.79 trillion (US$19.95 billion). Funding for the programme was mainly from local budgets and other legal sources.

The conference heard that after nine years of implementing the programme in this field, provinces and cities across the country have recorded positive results.

As many as 52.44 percent of the number of communes nationwide met the criterion No. 5 as infrastructure and teaching equipment in educational establishments have been constructed and upgraded, helping to improve the quality of education at the grassroots levels.

By December 2018, preschool education for 5-year-old children at the communal level reached 99.9 percent. Meanwhile, in term of primary education, 99 percent of six-year-old children were enabled to go to school. The quality of secondary education has been gradually improved.

The rate of literacy has rapidly increased, with many localities have achieved the target of literacy, while the quality of education in ethnic minority and mountainous areas has been improved with the fast and strong development of the semi-boarding ethnic minority school system.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Le Hai An praised efforts made by education and training departments and divisions, and relevant agencies in giving advice and directing the implementation of criteria set for the education sector.

He asked education and training departments and divisions to step up inspection, examination and evaluation of educational institutions in the coming time.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Education and Training presented certificates of merit to 41 organisations and 80 individuals for their great contributions and performance in implementing the programme.