SCHOOLS IN VIETNAM’S TWO BIGGEST CITIES RECEIVE AUTONOMY

HANOI, Vietnam- Vietnam's capital, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, granted autonomy to public schools, to reduce their reliance on the state budget and improve education quality, local media reported today (Monday).

The Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Education and Training, has, for the first time, allowed two high schools to recruit their own teachers this school year, daily newspaper, Vietnam News, reported.

The department is also working on a proposal to the municipal People's Council, to allow high schools to become financially autonomous, with those that meet certain conditions, permitted to set their own tuition fees.

Ho Chi Minh City is preparing to extend recruitment autonomy, to more high schools in the 2019-2020 school year, Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer) newspaper, reported.

Meanwhile, Hanoi granted financial autonomy to 12 high-quality public schools, including kindergartens and primary, secondary and high schools.

They are set to have their infrastructure and operational costs, but yet to receive autonomy in teacher recruitment.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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