Tra Vinh province strives to reduce dropout rate

Chairman of People’s Committee in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh Dong Van Lam directed all sectors and agencies to adopt measures to reduce dropout rate so that the situation will not take place in the 2018-2019 school year.

Though the academic year 2017-2018 is coming to end, dropping out in schools in the province seemed to happen.
Relevant agencies and sectors must curb the student dropout rate, he said.
students dropped out because of their families’ poor economic condition, parent associations, the Studying Encouragement Association and other unions should provide timely support and encourage their parents to send their children back to schools in the next year, he added.
Local administrators should take heeds to call for benefactors to contribute to a fund for poor kids’ education.
The Department of Education and Training must liaise with school managers to keep an eye on students’ economic condition to give assistance to students who have highest risk of quitting schools.
Moreover, school managers have to organize fresh courses for weak students to reduce the dropout rate to the minimum. Localities should take advantage of poverty reduction policies and projects as well as employment offering programs to near-poor and poor families with the aim to curb student dropout.
According to the provincial Department of Education and Training, from the beginning of the year, over 1,000 students left schools; of whom, 127 are primary students, 590 are junior high school students, 160 senior high school students and 156 of them are from continuous studying centers.
The findings revealed that family’s poor income, parents’ awareness of schooling’s benefit have direct influence over dropout rates. Many students even travelled from here to there with their parents to be employed to do seasonal jobs.

By THAO NGA – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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