Gov’t issues decree on education linkage with foreign partners

The Government has recently issued the Decree No.86/2018/ND-CP regulating foreign cooperation and investment in education, including education linkage with foreign partners. 

Illustrative photo (Source: VOH)

Illustrative photo (Source: VOH)

Specifically, private kindergartens and schools in Vietnam could link up with legal and accredited educational establishments abroad. 

Their integrated curricula must be approved by the authorized agency, and the Minister of Education and Training will issue specific regulations on the integration of domestic and foreign curricula. Domestic and foreign teachers are required to have sufficent qualifications. 

The examination and recognition of graduation must be in line with Vietnamese and foreign countries’ laws. Graduates of integrated curricula at senior high school must be granted with graduation certificate of both Vietnam and the foreign country. 

The education linkage programme will be valid for five years and may be extended with each extension not surpassing five years.

The Decree also regulates extension or adjustment of education linkage, enrollment suspension, responsibilities of parties concerned. 

The document will enter into force on August 1, 2018.

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