Vietnam shares its experience in ensuring education services amid COVID-19 | Company

The 2022 World Education Forum attracted education leaders from over 100 countries around the world (Photo: VNA)

London (VNA) – Vietnam shared its experience in providing education services for children during and after Covid-19 pandemicas well as national climate education policies at the Education World Forum (EWF) 2022 held in London from May 23-26.

During a discussion on renovating low-cost education in Asia, Vietnam’s Deputy Ambassador to the UK To Minh Thu highlighted the measures that Vietnam has implemented to ensure that all children have access to education services, especially during the months of social distancing that have forced children at all levels of education to stay at home since the fourth wave of COVID-19 hit Vietnam in April 2021.

She said the Vietnamese government has rolled out various measures with the priority of vaccinating young people to enable the reopening of schools from March 2022.

So far, more than 98 percent of students aged 12 to 17 in Vietnam have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine and more than 96 percent have received two, she said.

Thu pointed out that amid the pandemic, Vietnam sees the digitization of education as a very important task, with the application of information and communication technology (ICT), digitization of curricula and l improved ICT skills of teachers and students.

Vietnam has set a target for all educational institutions to apply a school governance system based on data and digital technologies by 2025, with digital education becoming a key pillar of the higher education system in 2030, and 100% of higher education institutions offering online training programs, she said.

Thu pointed out that Vietnam is committed to and sponsoring the education sector, providing funding and loans to educational institutions and students, and reserving at least 20% of its budget expenditure from State to the education sector.

The country has made efforts to upgrade the infrastructure for online education through the “Internet and Computers for Students” program, which has provided more than one million computers to students. Under this program, telecommunications service providers will provide 3G SIM cards and data to students to ensure that their computers are connected to the Internet for the service of e-learning.

Thu said Vietnam has made great progress in giving schools autonomy and self-responsibility, and improving the quality and standards of evaluation of educational institutions. In the post-pandemic periodVietnam is determined to restore teaching and learning activities and promote educational achievements with strategic plans and commitments to support disadvantaged children, ensuring high quality and equitable education, she added. .

During the discussion on climate education policies, the First Secretary for Education of the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK, Tran Huong Ly, said that environmental education in Vietnamese schools plays a important role in raising public awareness of climate change and in promoting the coordination of climate change response efforts. local communities and international organizations.

Ly affirmed that environmental education is one of Vietnam’s sustainable development goals, pointing out that in Vietnam, environmental policies are made in Vietnam from the national level to schools, including the development of knowledge frameworks. and skills to respond to climate change and disasters in schools at all grade levels.

Environmental education in Vietnam has been integrated into the general education curriculum in subjects such as physics, geography and biology with appropriate knowledge, skills and response to natural disasters, and resource protection resources and animals as well as efficient use of energy, she said, adding that environmental education materials and manuals for education managers and teachers have also been constructed. .

Ly said that environmental education in Vietnam is also done through campaigns and extracurricular activities, adding that higher education institutions are also involved in training environmental engineers and lecturers and in the implementation of research projects.

She pointed out that Vietnam will continue to promote international cooperation in the field of education, especially between domestic educational institutions and their foreign counterparts in the field of research and digitalization in education, in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning activities as well as the educational environment in Vietnam.

Theme “Education: building together; louder, bolder, better” attracted education officials from more than 100 countries around the world and representatives from international and non-governmental organizations. This year, he focused on how to leverage technology, artificial intelligence and experience to strengthen education systems and economies around the world. The forum also focused on how countries can develop education systems with limited resources./.


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