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Anti-corruption dialogue focuses on education

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Anti-corruption dialogue focuses on education

QĐND – Saturday, May 29, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

The seventh annual anti-corruption dialogue opened on May 28 in Hanoi, drawing the participation of representatives of government agencies, the international donor community and development partners.

Addressing the event, MoET Deputy Minister Tran Quang Quy said the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) considers the fight against corruption a primary task and has carried out various activities to curb its influence in education.

Chief of the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption Vu Tien Chien said the education and training sector has made important achievements, contributing to the country’s development and creating a basis for the sector’s advancement in the 21st century.

However, there still exist shortcomings in the quality of teaching and learning, content and methodology as well as other problems in education, Chien said.

According to Swedish Ambassador Rolf Bergman, corruption in education is a threat to sustainable development.

To create a knowledge-based economy, freedom in thinking and new ideas are necessary. However, this cannot be achieved unless enrolment is decided based only on academic merit. It is student performance alone that should determine enrolment, he stressed.

During two discussion sessions, “Advancements in ant-corruption in Vietnam” and “Anti-corruption in Education,” participants heard reports on developments since the sixth dialogue last November and the implementation of the national anti-corruption strategy until 2020, the UN anti-corruption convention and the project on fighting corruption in education and training.

A UNDP representative stressed that education is inextricably linked to development as it helps improve each individual’s capacity and their opportunities for advancement.

Corruption is a major obstacle to development and especially education, which is considered particularly vulnerable to it.

Representatives of the US and UK embassies and the UN agreed on the necessity of setting up a system to access corruption in education and training and identify other vulnerable sectors.

Delegates from the Asia Development Bank (ADB) and the Danish embassy highlighted the role of transparency, access to information and the media in anti-corruption effects.

A representative from the Australian embassy recommended that Vietnam pass a law on access to information and a stricter mechanism to prevent corruption.

Meanwhile a Swiss embassy representative suggested that the country soon promulgate regulations on the protection of whistle-blowers.

The education sector currently covers 40,000 educational establishments, from the pre-school to tertiary education level, with over one million staff and teachers and 23 million students.

Source: VNA/VOVNews

Source: QDND

Schools to teach about anti-corruption battle

In Vietnam Education on December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to include instruction on the State’s fight against corruption in education and training curricula in the nation’s schools.

State’s fight against corruption plan will be implemented in high school, colleges and universities ( Photo: U.Phuong)

The plan aims to raise awareness of students, public employees and officials in fighting corruption to regain public confidence in the role of the Party and Government.

The plan will be implemented in high schools, colleges, universities, administrative institutions of the Party, State agencies, armed forces, and political and social organizations.

In 2011, an education program on preventing and fighting corruption will be launched on a national scale based on a review of the results of the pilot plan.

The instructional materials will focus on the causes, negative consequences of corruption and attitude of students towards corrupt officials and staff who work in the political, social and economic agencies of the Government.

In an effort to implement the plan, the Government will focus on training and improving teachers’ skills on preventing and fighting corruption.

Research will also be conducted and a database created as part of the anti-corruption education program.

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Experts advise on draft anti-corruption strategy

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Local and foreign experts offered their advices and experiences to the drafting of a national anti-corruption strategy to 2020 at a seminar in Hanoi on September 25.

In an opening speech, Deputy Chief Government Inspector Mai Quoc Binh said the government wants the strategy to put forward long-term and comprehensive objectives and measures as well as a clear and suitable roadmap to push back the problem.

The experts analysed examples of successful anti-corruption models in the world and lessons drawn out from Vietnam ’s previous reforms, focusing on necessary factors to make the new strategy work.

Foreign delegates included Swedish Ambassador Rolf Bergman, UNDP Resident Coordinator John Hendra, World Bank expert James Anderson, UNDP policy adviser Jairo Acuna-Alfaro and Transparency International Advisory Council senior advisor Peter Rooke.-