State-run schools in HCMC not hike tuition fee

As per the People’s Committee plan for tuition fee and exemption for some social welfare beneficiaries for next five school years  tuition fee of public schools is maintained unchanged.

The city authorities announced its plan yesterday. Yet, tuition fee for schools for continuing studying will be same as its state-run counterparts.

Tuition fee is divided into two categories for urban districts and suburban districts. Urban districts include districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan, Go Vap, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Thu Duc and Binh Tan. Outlying districts are BInh Chanh, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi and Can Gio.

For detail, tuition fee for preschools is VND140,000 - VND200,000 (US$6.27-8.96) a month for urban districts and outlying districts respectively, kindergarten tuition fee is VND100,000 – 160,000 per month for urban districts and outlying districts respectively; primary students don’t pay tuition fee. Junior high schools and night classes has tuition fee of VND85,000 – 100,000 monthly. Senior high school students and those who study nigh classes pay VND100,000 – 120,000.

For other collection, the Department of Education and Training with the Department of Finance will issue guideline how much and how to use the amount. Schools are asked to publicize tuition fees in its bulletin boards.

Apart from which, for next five school years, the city authorities  asked the Department of Education and Training and relevant agencies to work on consumer price index to decide tuition fee and exemption policy for social welfare beneficiaries.

By Khanh Binh – translated by Anh Quan

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