Science & Education

Vietnam needs more social work lecturers and more social work officers

Dr Le Hai Thanh at the workshopEducators are warning about the lack of lecturers at social work schools and a resulting lack of expertise in this area.


Heavy school curriculums are wearing down the parents

A lot of parents complain that students nowadays have too much to learn.  Even college grads conclude that if they do not ‘learn together with children’ right from the beginning, they will only have enough knowledge to coach them until sixth grade, reports Thanh Nien daily.


Lacking teachers, vocational school students learn three days a week

Students at many two-year training vocational schools complain do not know from week to week what their timetable will be due to lack of teachers.


Carbon credits auctioned for first time in Vietnam

Hundreds of thousands of carbon credits or Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) related a project to collect and use associated gases from the Rang Dong oil field in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau will be auctioned for the first time in Hanoi this December.


Mekong Delta educations suffers high dropout rates

A high dropout rate continues to trouble Mekong Delta educators with each province suffering several thousands of young people simply giving up their education.

Creative Vietnamese – a cause for concern

Teachers and lecturers are united in their fear for the Vietnamese language – but can it and should it be saved?


Students benefit from teachers’ blogs, websites

Personal blogs and websites have become effective teaching tools for instructors and also the top choice for students who really want to gain knowledge from the experts.


350 students to receive study abroad scholarships next year

Around 350 outstanding students will be granted scholarships to study abroad in 2010, announced the Ministry of Education and Training.


Students rely on pirates for education

The amended Intellectual Property Law officially took effect on October 1, 2009. Meanwhile, pirated books and illegally-copied documents still exist, in part because of high student demand. Government agencies have yet to find a proper solution.


Non-state high schools must upgrade or die

Non-existent and ill-equipped classrooms, few students and low pass rates are the outstanding features of non-state high schools in HCM City, many of which have appeared in recent years.


Ironwood forest discovered in Quang Binh

A view of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. An ironwood forest with thousands of century-old trees was recently discovered in the area.A 100-hectare primeval ironwood forest has been discovered in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the northern-central province of Quang Binh. The park's forest management station made the announcement November 27.

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