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SGGP, doctors conduct charity health checks in city

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Saigon Giai Phong newspaper and a group of Ho Chi Minh City doctors on Sep 19 examined and gave free medications to over 1,000 residents in the city’s Binh Chanh District.

Ninety year old Nguyen Thi Hai (L) in Binh Chanh District receives examination (Photo: SGGP)

The highlight of this time charity work was that residents in communes Phong Phu, Da Phuoc and Quy Duc were examined with hi-tech medical equipments. Medical staffs from hospitals in the city including Cho Ray, People 115, and Pham Ngoc Thach University arrived early to carry machines with high care. It took them one hour to arrange all equipment in vehicles.

Hundreds of people from families prioritized under social welfare policies, war invalids and disadvantaged elderly waited for their turns to see the doctors. The charity group carried out examination in class rooms in Nguyen Van Tran pre-school.

It took one day to cover medical check-up and issued free drugs to nearly 1,000 people, bone density tests to 450 patients, as well as checked cervical cancer to 150 women. The group also gave nearly 200 bags of essential medications to Da Phuoc commune’ Medical Center. 

Tran Trong Tuan, chairman of district Binh Chanh, said three poor communes devoted many martyrs and hero mothers to the country’s war, adding that communes have grown rapidly thanks to the government’s care but they are still poor compared to other areas.

Tuan applauded the newspaper and group of doctors have conducted charity examination and treatment to residents there.

Source: SGGP

Teacher sacked for improper conduct

In Vietnam Education on December 16, 2009 at 10:30 am

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (DoET) has fired teacher Vo Hai Binh after he forced a student to perform physical exercise as a form of punishment.

DoET Director Huynh Cong Minh said teacher Vo Hai Binh had breached ethical standards and school regulations by forcing a student to perform exercise as a punishment ( Photo: Ngoc Anh)

The department accepted a recommendation December 15 from Le Quy Don high school’s discipline council that Binh be sacked for improper conduct towards 11th grader Le Anh Tuan.

The student was hospitalized for injuries he reportedly suffered after Binh ordered him to cross his arms, hold his ears and quickly bend up and down 100 times.

DoET’s Director Huynh Cong Minh said the teacher had breached ethical standards and school regulations. Le Quy Don officials say they had previously warned Binh to improve his conduct several times, but he failed to comply.

However, members of the public wondered how the exercise performed by the student could have been so severe as to lead to his hospitalization. Mr. Minh responded by saying that teachers were ultimately responsible for what happened in their class.

A skilled teacher will not have to resort to enforcing physical punishment to change a student’s behavior, he said.

Mr. Minh also pointed out that Le Quy Don high school has just 30 students per class (instead of 50-60 students like other schools) and teachers here have more resources. Thus, it is unreasonable for teachers to become so upset that they feel physical punishment is the only option, said Mr. Minh.

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Public concern mounts over improper teacher conduct

In Vietnam Education on November 27, 2009 at 2:24 am

Ho Chi Minh City parents are growing angry after recent reports of inappropriate behavior by teachers toward students.

Eleventh grader Le Anh Tuan, who was punished by his teacher with physical exercise, was later hospitalized in Ho Chi Minh City with an injury sustained during the punishment.

Within the last month, an 11th grade student from Le Quy Don high school was hospitalized after being forced by his teacher to perform physical exercise as punishment.

Local media reported that Le Anh Tuan said he was made to cross his arms while holding his ears and quickly bend up and down 100 times. 

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (DoET)’s deputy head, Nguyen Hoai Chuong spoke with Sai Gon Giai Phong about the controversy.

He said his department has received details of the case and is now waiting for a decision from the school on disciplinary action for the teacher.

Also this month, a story surfaced that students at a local school were taking stimulant drugs to stay alert in class as their teacher was forcing them to recite their old lessons.

Mr. Chuong said improper teacher conduct is not new in the city, and school administrators need to learn from past mistakes.

Earlier, a private school in the city sacked a teacher for what it deemed inappropriate punishment of students, he said.

Education experts are also angry at the behavior of some teachers, calling their discipline methods outdated and dangerous. Teachers need to be educated about appropriate ways of dealing with students, they added, and do away with the old adage “Thuong cho roi cho  vot” (Hitting is the best formula to raise a child).

Le Quy Don high school Deputy Head Do Thi Bich Duyen said November 25 the school will convene a meeting attended by political party members to decide on disciplinary action for the teacher accused in the Le Anh Tuan case. The decision will adhere to education sector regulations, the school said.

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