Hanoi looks to quintuple school fees

The Hanoi People’s Committee has asked the capital’s People's Council to raise school fees to five times their current value.

The People's Council said it is now researching the issue, and collecting voters’ ideas and opinions on the proposal. The council will official review and decide on the proposal in the 21st Congress of Hanoi People's Council (session XIII) to take place on July 13 to 15.

Mr. Nguyen Duc Toan, head of the council’s Cultural and Social Department, said most voters agree with proposal to raise the fees.

“However they are worried that the newly proposed fees are too high,” he said.

According to the suggestion, the school fees will increase five-fold at the secondary school level and four-fold at the high school level.

The Hanoi People’s Committee also proposed that 15 poor and remote communes in districts including Ba Vi, Phuc Tho, Thach That, Quoc Oai and My Duc will enjoy exemption and even reductions of school fees.

By Staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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