At the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia noted that the number of traffic-linked deaths among students remains high, resulting in the need of educational programmes on road safety.
The MoET and Honda Vietnam launched various programmes on traffic safety for students in 2015-2018, such as training courses on traffic rules and safe driving skills, she said.
More than 70,000 standard helmets were presented to students across the country, Nghia added.
The cooperation programme in the next five years will focus on compiling, supplementing and adjusting documents on traffic safety for young children and students.
Besides, it will organise training courses for teachers and school officials responsible for student management and present helmets to students nationwide.
Especially, an educational programme for children under five years old, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will be launched in a bid to raise the kids’ awareness about traffic safety.
For his part, General Director of Honda Vietnam Toshio Kuwahara expressed his belief that the programme will enhance effectiveness of communications on traffic safety in schools, along with providing safe driving lessons for Vietnamese people, which help to reduce traffic accidents in the country.