31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / Health & Education / Education
PM urges MIC to support students’ online studying amid pandemic
Anh Kiet 13:48, 2021/09/08
Resources would be prioritized to assist disadvantaged students in Vietnam to have devices for online learning towards ensuring fairness in accessing new schooling methods.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has assigned the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) to urgently implement a program to help Vietnamese students study online amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students in many provinces and cities across the country entered the 2021-2022 academic year with online studying due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While such a method needs computers or smartphones with internet access, many students from needy families, especially those in remote and mountainous areas, are unable to afford these devices or have no internet. 

In major cities, overloaded transmission lines in peak hours are making it difficult for students’ online schooling.

 Tuong Vi, a student from Lomonosov Secondary School in Hanoi's inner district of Nam Tu Liem, begins the new academic year online. Photo: Nguyen Ngan

"Additional resources are required to assist disadvantaged students to have the necessary devices for online learning, which help ensure fairness for all in gaining access to new schooling methods, Prime Minister Chinh stressed.

"More than ever, the whole society and political system need to stand side-by-side and act together with the education sector for the future of the country and the children," Chinh added, while acknowledging the fact that students across the country have been facing various difficulties due to ongoing social distancing and lockdown measures.

The prime minister urged the educational sector to not let any child, especially those in pandemic-hit and remote areas to miss their opportunity to study due to the pandemic.

"Vietnam’s educational system must not fail to fulfill its commitments and missions amid the pandemic," Chinh added.

The priorities for the sector, Chinh said, should be to create breakthroughs in modernizing education and training methods, along with the development of high-quality human resources.

Earlier, on September 3, the Government leader issued Directive No.24/CT-TTg on accelerating measures for safe teaching and learning, ensuring the academic program and quality of education amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the Directive, Chinh asked the ministries, agencies, and localities to join hands and support students overcoming all difficulties for a successful academic year.

TAG: PM MIC students’ online studying Covid-19 pandemic
Other news
16:27, 2022/27/08
Vietnamese education moves up five spots in global ranking
The 2021 best countries for education are ranked based on a perception-based global survey.
11:08, 2022/08/03
UK helps Vietnam fulfill national target for English proficiency by 2025
The British Council’s English Programs are designed to have lasting and meaningful impacts on education systems in countries such as Vietnam
17:18, 2022/18/25
Australian university publishes book on Vietnamese learning
Vietnamese is one of the five most spoken languages in Australia.
18:50, 2022/50/14
Australia million-dollar program helps Vietnam improve logistic manpower
This five-year program will focus on the logistics sector, which is estimated to contribute 8-10% of Vietnam’s GDP by 2025.
17:55, 2022/55/07
Hanoi university earns world rankings
The Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) ranked No.1 in Vietnam and 360th worldwide in Engineering and Technology.
16:21, 2022/21/06
Vietnam and the UK enhance vocational training cooperation
The deal is in line with Vietnam’s vocational training development strategy for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2045.