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Northern provinces to receive Japan aid for primary school project

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

The Government of Japan has agreed to a grant of US$191, 900 for the construction of primary schools in the northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh.


Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki, handed US$ 95,183 and US$ 96,717 to Mr. Nguyen Van Dong, Chairman of People’s Committee of Yen Tho Commune in Nam Dinh province and Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of People’s Committee of Xuan Son Commune in Quang Ninh respectively on December 28, 2010 at the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.


The Yen Tho Primary School in Nam Dinh Province was built in 1975 but was damaged by floods and is in need of repair. Furthermore, classrooms are too small to accommodate enough students, as a result the school has to borrow space in a nearby secondary school and often students study in two shifts.


Xuan Son Primary School in Quang Ninh province was built in 1964 and is now in a dilapidated condition. It has only three classrooms hence can only facilitate children from grade 1-2. The school has to continually borrow space from the nearby secondary school for their 3-5 grade children and pupils have to learn in two shifts.


The People’s Committee, in an effort to improve the condition of both the schools plans to build a new 2 storey 8 classroom building. The Government of Japan grant that supports this project will help towards the purchase of building materials.
 
At a ceremony, Ambassador Tanizaki hoped that through this project, funded by the Government of Japan, learning conditions in Xuan Son Commune would improve considerably and that through this project friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam would further deepen.

Source: SGGP

Primary schools to shut as temperatures drop

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

The Hanoi Department of Education and Training announced on Wednesday that primary schools would close in the event of temperatures dropping below 10 degrees Celsius whilst secondary schools would shut down if temperatures dropped below 7 degrees Celsius.

A primary class student (in pink) braves the cold to go to school in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

The department also instructed school administrative departments to remain open to monitor students who continued to come to school despite the cold temperatures and chilly winds.


The weather bulletin will be broadcasting the daily weather report at 6:30 am on the city radio station and television so that the district education departments could notify all schools in case of extreme cold conditions.


In the northeastern province of Cao Bang, several schools remained closed due to extreme weather conditions in Thong Nong and Quang Uyen districts.


Ho Thi Kim Hoa, head of the Lao Cai Province General Hospital pediatric ward claimed the number of children hospitalized during the last few days had doubled because of extreme cold weather. The hospital is already receiving around 70-80 children a day suffering from respiratory problems, diarrhea and fever.


Most of these children come from the worst affected districts of the province such as Sa Pa, Bac Ha, Muong Khuong and Si Ma Cai.

Source: SGGP

Denmark to fund art education in primary schools in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

The government of Denmark approved a fund of 3.900,000 DKK (USD692) for the promotion of art education in primary schools in Vietnam.

Pham Vu Luan, Minister of Education and Training and John Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark, sign an agreement which provides Danish support for arts education in primary schools in Vietnam  from 2011 – 2015 ( Photo: Courtesy of Denmark Embassy)

Pham Vu Luan, Minister of Education and Training and John Nielsen, Ambassador of Denmark December 14 signed an agreement which provides Danish support for arts education in primary schools in Vietnam  from 2011 – 2015.


An earlier pilot project implementing a new approach to arts education in six different provinces in Northern Vietnam has been tremendously successful.


Support to Arts Education in Primary Schools has brought a new learner centred approach to develop the creative skills of Vietnamese children. This method focuses on a child’s cognitive thinking and draws active participation.


The aim of the new program is to apply new methods and materials in primary schools in Vietnam and develop a focused approach towards art education in primary schools. The program would follow a national curriculum of art education in primary schools which would be more learner-focused.


The signing of the agreement comes after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed by the Vietnamese and Danish minister of education and training. The MoU signifies the broad scale of educational activities between Vietnam and Denmark.


During the signing ceremony, Mr. Pham Vu Luan expressed his pleasure with the results of the early phase of the project and hoped that this innovative approach towards teaching could be applied in other subjects in schools in future.


The Danish Ambassador John Nielsen stated that the first phase of the project had been highly successful and that he was pleased to see that the agreement added another milestone to the increasing cooperation between Vietnam and Denmark in the field of education.

Source: SGGP

Primary school students compete for Milo Cup

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Primary teachers told not to bluster kids in schools

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 7:22 am

Primary teachers were told not to bluster and slam sticks on the blackboard or on tables to threaten kids at schools in Ho Chi Minh City.

Elementary teachers  told not to threaten small schoolboys and girls but create friendly air to make them feel happy at schools  (Photo: Nha Tran)

The city’s Department of Education and Training released its order to primary schools in the city. Under the instruction, teachers were forbidden to beat children.


Elementary pupils should be encouraged to develop their activeness and self-studying capacity, teachers need therefore listen to their voices and then give soft remarks to help small schoolboys and girls redo tasks.


Teachers were ordered not to impose harsh penalties on kids but rather to applaud their efforts and pay attention to small pupils’ progress because kids at the age of six are clumsy in writing and studying.


Especially teachers of the first grade must welcome kids with smiles to create friendly air to small children as well as assist them to arrange books and notebooks tidy. Teachers should not complain that kids can’t read well.

Source: SGGP

Japan hands over funds to build new primary school

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

A signing ceremony took place yesterday between the Government of Japan and the People’s Committee of An Vien Commune to build a primary school in Tien Lu District of the northern province Hung Yen.

Japanese Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba (R) and Do Ngoc Thanh, Chairman of the People’s Committee of An Vien Commune exchange an agreement under which Japan will fund construction of the primary school in the commune.(Photo: Courtesy of Japanese Embassy)

Japanese Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba handed over US$90,842 to Do Ngoc Thanh, Chairman of the People’s Committee of An Vien Commune on August 4 at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam.


An Vien Commune Primary School has no solid classrooms due to local socio-economic constraints and has borrowed rooms from the commune’s temple and nearby secondary school.


However, the temple’s rooms are also seriously degraded, and have no lighting systems, making it dark inside even during daytime, which affects the health and safety of pupils. In the secondary school, primary pupils and secondary pupils are learning half a day only, which is inadequate. Meanwhile, their parents’ average annual income is US$418; the commune’s poverty rate is 19 percent; therefore, they cannot financially support renovations the school requires.


Under this circumstance, the People’s Committee of An Vien Commune planned to construct a new six-classroom building. The Government of Japan decided to grant the aid necessary to purchase materials for the project.
 
At the ceremony, Ambassador Sakaba expressed his hopes that the educational environment in An Vien Commune would improve markedly and further the friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam.

Source: SGGP

Japan assists Ninh Binh with building primary schools

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm




Japan assists Ninh Binh with building primary schools


QĐND – Thursday, July 29, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

The Japanese government will provide a non-refundable aid package worth US$200,000 for construction of two primary schools in the northern province of Ninh Binh.


A contract to this effect was signed in Hanoi on July 28.


Under the project, new classrooms will be built to replace the old, small ones which used to be farm storehouses in Yen Binh, Tam Diep town and Kim Chinh communes, Kim Son district.


At the signing ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Mitsuo Sakaba said that the two projects will help improve primary education in the two communes.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Japan helps to build primary school

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 11:17 am

The Japanese government will provide US$95,500 to build a primary school in the northern province of Bac Giang’s Hiep Hoa district, it was announced at the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi on July 27.


As part of the Grassroots and Human Security Project, Japanese Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba handed over the money to Nguyen Van Quy and chairman of the Danh Thang commune in district Hiep Hoa on July 27.


The primary school built in 1978 is in bad repair without enough classrooms to accommodate all the commune’s children; therefore, classes are divided into three shifts. The project aims to improve the learning environment for children in Danh Thang and reduce the dropout rate. Under the project, eight classrooms will be built to replace old ones.


Ambassador Sakaba said at the meeting that he hopes teaching, learning and the overall quality of the school would improve and that the friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam will further deepen through these projects.

Source: SGGP

Library 2030 given to Thanh An primary school

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm




Library 2030 given to Thanh An primary school


QĐND – Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 22:13 (GMT+7)

The Businessmen’ Club 2030, under the Saigon Times Club and Saigon Times Foundation, has presented the Library 2030 to Thanh An Primary School, in Thieng Lieng village, Thanh An commune, Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh City.


The mini-library has more than one thousand books of different kinds collected from businessmen, journalists, and other benefactors at an earlier book collection.


Several news desks, chairs and other studying utensils, costing dozens of millions of Vietnam dong, were also given to the school on this occasion.


Mr Vu Tien Thap, deputy head of the Club, said the club hopes to partly assist needy students in remote areas to continue their study.


Also this time, nearly 100 children of Thanh An Commune received free health check-ups by a group of doctors from HungVuongHospital in Ho Chi Minh City.


Source: TBKTSG


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

International Primary School Football Tournament ends

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm