The Vietnamese government on July 30 issued Decision No.1373/QD-TTg approving the Scheme on Development of Education Society in 2021-2030, aiming to improve the quality of human resources and ready them for digital transformation.
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Under the scheme, all people have an equal education opportunity and access to an open, diversified, flexible, and modern education system.
The scheme aims to have 100 per cent of cities and provinces providing universal education for preschool children by 2030; 70 per cent achieving universal primary school education; and 40 per cent achieving universal education at the secondary junior school level.
In addition, the scheme targets that by 2030, 90 per cent of universities will apply digital education and develop digital learning materials. Meanwhile, 80 per cent of secondary schools, continuing education facilities, and vocational training facilities, and others conduct management, teaching, and learning in the digital environment.
The scheme sets a number of tasks and solutions to achieve these targets. They include increasing people's awareness about lifelong learning and developing an education society in the context of the development of the digital economy and digital society.
It also directs that a draft law on lifelong learning by studied and built while checking and building policies to support community education centres, especially those in island, remote, and mountainous areas.
It also urged the preparation and proposal of policies to create favourable conditions for labourers to get retraining, and upskilling, as well as promoting lifelong learning among retirees, household workers, and the disabled.
The scheme also enhances digital transformation and IT application in lifelong learning activities. Specifically, boosting IT and digital technology application to increase operational efficiency of tertiary education facilities, vocational training establishments, and others, and developing open education materials to serve lifelong learning on education TV channel.