Education ministry continues program to gift used textbooks to poor students

The Ministry of Education and Training has instructed its affiliated departments to continue a program to give old textbooks for free to poor students in disadvantaged areas.

With the 2014-15 academic year set to end soon, the ministry wants them and schools to collect textbooks for the program.

It has also exhorted teachers to persuade students to gift their used books to their junior colleagues.

It wants the program to be carried out before schools break for the summer vacation.

It has called for identifying venues where people can bring textbooks easily.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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