HCMC leader allows implementation of integrated English program

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has approved the implementation of the “Integrated Program,” which has been developed from the UK National Curriculum and integrated with the Vietnamese curriculum.

People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan has agreed the implementation of the new program which will teach elementary and middle school students English in 6 shifts per week. The new program is attempting to provide a modern advanced standard way in teaching math, science and English in an effort to ease academic pressure.

As per the municipal People’s Committee’s decision, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training (DOET) can implement the “Integrated Program” in public schools. The new program will replace the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which has been taught in the city since 2010. 

The new program was edited by DOET and the Ministry of Education and Training’s scientific council has assessed it.

The city leader asked DOET to learn a lesson in management in order to avoid raising controversial public concern affecting the city’s educational environment. The city authorities also asked DOET to work with the HCMC Department of Foreign Affairs and the British Consulate General in the city to share involved information of the program.

People’s Committee Chairman also assigned deputies chairpersons to check the implementation of the program and then report to the city Party Standing Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training.

By Khanh Binh – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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