Vietnam may order schools to shut down on days when the air quality is poor, according to the draft law revising the 2014 Law on Environment Protection.
Schools will stay closed if the COVID-19 situation in the local area remains high risk, while those classified as low risk will consider local circumstances in deciding upon a reopening date, said an education official.
Hanoi has extended school closures until April 5 to ensure safety of local students amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19.
A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 8 to mark the 65th founding anniversary of the schools for southern students in the north, which were described by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as one of the most successful educational models in Vietnam.
Wealthy Vietnamese tend to use services provided by ‘international schools’ and ‘international hospitals’ as they believe ‘international’ means ‘high quality’. But in fact, the service quality there is not ‘international’.
US agricultural company Cargill has funded construction of a school in Ba Don town in the central province of Quang Binh.
The number of newly built schools in Hanoi in 2008-2018 was 37 percent higher than planned, but the capital city is still lacking schools.
As many as 152 water filters have been presented to 49 schools in Nui Thanh district, the central province of Quang Nam, under a programme that provides clean drinking water for schools.
VOV.VN - A flash flood triggered by heavy downpours has submerged several schools in Yen Tinh commune, Tuong Duong district in the central province of Nghe An.
VOV.VN - Landslides triggered by torrential rains over the past two days have buried many houses and classrooms in the mountainous district of Quan Hoa in Thanh Hoa province.
A pilot programme on ensuring food safety and hygiene at all schools in six districts in HCM City will begin in the upcoming school year.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to impose a ban on the sale of all types of soft drinks at schools across the country.
VOV.VN - Over the last 55 years, Vietnam and Laos have constantly developed their special solidarity as a foundation for effective cooperation in all fields.
Twenty-six schools in the northern province of Bac Giang will have new toilets and water filtering systems thanks to a programme funded by Samsung Electronics Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Typhoon Doksuri that has hit central Ha Tinh province blew off the roof of 70,000 local houses, stores and school buildings, submerged more than 3,100ha of aquaculture areas and seriously damaged electric and communications systems.
Ho Chi Minh City has issued a list of regulations on teaching English in primary schools as many schools in the city are offering English courses taught by native speakers.
Vietnam has approved a project that aims to make human rights an integral subject in education nationwide by 2025.
Drowning is still one of the leading causes of mortality among children in Vietnam, despite efforts to deal with the problem. Concern is re-surfacing ahead of the coming summer months.
All districts in HCM City have been told by the city’s People’s Committee to give priority to allocating land and funds to build at least one new swimming pool each year in their localities until 2020.
VOV.VN - The US not for profit Build a School Foundation got some star support from Miss Vietnam runner-up Thuy Dung at a recent charity walk raising money to help fund the cost of building schools in Vietnam.