Students and teachers enjoy more support for new school year
  • | vietnamnet, | August 29, 2013 05:47 PM

Students and teachers in remote areas will get more support from the government in the new school year beginning September 1, said the Ministry of Education and Training.


The news was announced on August 28 during a press conference about school year 2013-2014, in accordance with resolution 19.

Previously, teachers and officers who have to move to remote and disadvantaged areas for work are only given VND6.5 million (USD311) to cover moving expenses. Now the financial support to cover moving, especially if they bring their family along, will be 12 months' salary.

Pham Ngoc Phuong from the Ministry of Education and Training Office said, "The policy is a big encouragement for all teachers in disadvantaged areas."

When teachers finish their work contracts but the new teachers are unable to arrive on time for some reason, they can still enjoy the same financial support as before.

Meanwhile, students will be given 15kg of rice each month, as well as part of their living costs for the school year.

According to the ministry, the tuition fees of students who study Ho chi Minh ideology and Marxist-Leninist philosophy, as well as those who enter the medical departments of neurology, forensic science and pathology, plus ethnic minority students, will be exempted or reduced.

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