The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is expecting the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to continue their technical and financial support for Vietnamese higher educational projects, said Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha.
|Primary children in northern Hoa Binh Province sit for an outdoors activity at school. MoET Minister Phung Xuan Nha said that the key character of the general educational reform of Việt Nam was to transform from a knowledge-based education to competency development and providing more soft skills to students.
The statement was madeat a bilateral talk between MoET and the delegation of the Parliamentary Network on the WB and IMF in Hanoi on Wednesday.
The talk was part of the delegation’s working visit to Vietnam between Monday and Wednesday.
MoET officials briefed the delegation on Vietnam’s achievements in general education and higher education in particular, strategies of educational reform in the time to come as well as Việt Nam’s efforts to create conditions for the private sector to take part in the fields of education and technical transform.
Nhạ said that the key character ofthegeneral educational reform of Vietnamwas totransform fromaknowledge-based education to competency development and providing more soft skills to students.
“To link students withthejob market, wearetryingto enhancethesoft skillsofstudents, teach them how to know, how to apply and how to make decisionsto continue their studies.
“Soft skills are a very important factor inthecurriculum. At universities, wearepayingattention toinvitingmore entrepreneurs to come and work together to designthecurriculum and the process of training. Wearealsoprovidingmore information to young students aboutthefuture job market,” he said.
Olfa Soukri Cherif,Member of the Parliamentof People’s Representatives inTunisia, head of the delegation andVice Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Network on the WB and IMF, congratulated Việt Nam foritseducational achievements and praised the MoET’s efforts to create educational opportunities for everyone.
WB reports show progress made by Vietnam in terms of educational quality at all levels. Vietnam’s efforts have focused on linking education and training with the demands of the country’s socio-economic situation and scientific and technological fields.
The MoET proposedthat theWB promotingWB expert exchange inconductingresearch andcraftinghigher education policies, focusing on international experience and experimental research.
The ministry also hoped thattheWBwouldsupport Việt Namtoactively participateintheinitiatives oftheInternational Education Committeetodevelopthecapacity of teachers and management officials.
TheWB has so far assisted Vietnam in terms of technical and financial support fortheVienam-Germany University project, higher education quality improvement project,and thegeneral strategy of higher education development during 2021-30 with a vision to 2035.