|South-central provinces are inundated for many days; accordingly, learning is interupted for several days (Photo: SGGP)|
In its guideline, the Ministry said that last time, south-central provinces were hit by prolonged flood causing losses and badly influencing to daily activities of residents and teaching and learning. Accordingly, students are forced to stay home one week and the final term test has also been postponed by one week.
The Ministry proposed departments of education and training in the affected districts flexibly performing the academic year plan according to present condition of each place.
Before, on December 19 night, Deputy Education Minister Pham Manh Hung visited and encouraged teaching staffs and students in Phu Cat District – the worst-hit area in Binh Dinh Province.
Floodwater caused losses in 18 communes of Phu Cat District killing five locals, destroying 16 bridges and separating people.
At present, though flood subsided, 600 households in three villages in Cat Thanh Commune are still isolated. Facilities, teaching and learning devices, computer sets, textbooks and others were destroyed in the disaster with value estimated to be over VND3.7 billion (US$162,748).
Mr. Hung emphasized that the Ministry is determined not let students in the flood-devastated central provinces drop out because of lack of textbooks. In addition, local governments and education sector should provide timely assistance to help students from low-income families, children of beneficiaries of social policies, and families which suffered losses in the disaster, return to school.
The Ministry will also make concerted efforts to help local schools to overcome losses so that they can work out the plan as scheduled.
To help students in Binh Dinh Province, the Deputy Minister gave piles of textbooks worth VND200 million to the local education sector and VND20 million to teachers and learners in Primary School Cat Trinh No.1.