Power supply will meet the anticipated surge in demand during the dry season this year, said Dang Huy Cuong, director of the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Viet Nam.
- WB: Vietnam achieves impressive results in educational reform
Speaking at the session, Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan reported that policies enhancing efficiency and quality of the sector have been incorporated to meet the Party’s goals. The sector has also focused efforts on implementing a national curriculum for pre-school education for under-five children, as well as providing support to disadvantaged children to ensure that they can go to school.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said the Government has made considerable achievements on building solid schools and providing accommodation for teachers.
Overall 2.1 million poor or disadvantaged students have been provided with financial assistance during the four years of the program to date, he said.
He said regardless of poor financial resources and many organizational difficulties, the education sector has developed to meet the demands of 22 million learners. The ethnic community in remote and mountainous areas has also received considerable investment to ensure social equality in education and training.
However, Nhan said, the shortcomings remain, so it is necessary to thoroughly reform education management as well as teaching and learning methodology.
In spite of the sector’s endeavours, the education and training quality and efficiency remain low. In addition, curriculums and exams are outdated with little bearing on the reality faced by students in the real world.
Party leader Trong underlined the need to have a long-term strategic vision to succeed in comprehensive education and training reform. In the short term, he asked for immediate focuses on teaching ethics, further improving management quality and decentralization as well as paying attention to solving pressing issues in the field.