On October 15, 2014, the Ministry of Education and Training issued the Circular No. 34/2014/TT-BGDDT guiding the implementation of a number of the Decree No. 73/2012/ND-CP dated September 26, 2012 of the Government on the foreign cooperation and investment in education, prescribing that students as Vietnamese citizens who study at primary schools or primary level of the foreign-invested mixed-level general schools must study Vietnamese program and Vietnamese studies.
Program’s duration is no less than 70 minutes/week, from 4th grade to 5th grade and no less than 90 minutes/week, lower and upper secondary classes. Beside the Vietnamese program, students as Vietnamese citizens from 1st grade to 5th grade must learn Vietnamese no less than 140 minutes/week from December 01, 2014. This Vietnamese program’s objectives is to help students establish and develop their power of vocabulary as well as Vietnamese skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to facilitate study and interactions with their peers; provide students with initial knowledge of Vietnamese, Vietnamese culture and people.
Organization of teaching in compulsory education programs for students being Vietnamese citizens must meet the conditions such as teachers are Vietnamese citizens who are fully qualified according to the regulation of the Vietnamese law; there are teaching materials compiled by the Ministry of Education and Training, or compiled by the educational institutions themselves based on the Vietnamese program and Vietnamese studies program as defined in Article 4 of this Circular and approved by the Provincial Service of Education and Training and language for teaching is Vietnamese.
The evaluation of the performance of Vietnamese students that study compulsory education programs must rely on objectives and standardized knowledge, skills of the general education program promulgated by the Minister of Education and Training.
This Circular takes effect on December 01, 2014.
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