HCMC pilots to offer overtime care service for workers’ kids in two districts

The Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City has sent its guideline on the plan to offer overtime care service for workers’ children in industrial and export processing zones from 2016 to 2020 approved by the city People’s Committee on August 17, 2016.

HCMC pilots to provide overtime care service for workers' children in two districts (Photo: SGGP)

As per the department’s guideline, the city will set up eight extra-classes in districts Binh Tan (with two classes) and Thu Duc ( with six classes) for this academic year.

In District Binh Tan, preschool 30/4 in Vinh Loc Industrial Park will take care of around 60 children of workers during daytime.

In District Thu Duc, a preschool in Export Processing Zone Linh Trung No.1 and a preschool in Export Processing Zone  Linh Trung No.2 will receive approximately 180 kids overtime.

The three schools plan to welcome children until 5.30 PM from Monday to Saturday. It is scheduled that two more districts will keep children overtime in the new school year 2017-2018. A preschool in Export Processing Zone Tan Thuan in district 7 and a preschool in Tay Bac Industrial Park in Cu Chi District will keep workers’ children late.

As per the road map, in the academic year, 2018-2019, all preschools in industrial and export processing zones in 24 districts will keep toddlers.

The city will use state budget to subsidise half of expenditure for overtime care service and half will come from contribution of enterprises and parents. Overtime payment for teachers will be VND33,000 an hour from Monday to Friday and VND44,000 an hour for working on Saturday.

The number of students in a overtime class in will be 35 as per the regulation.

Preschools will keep children aged between three and five.

By THU TAM – translated by Uyen Phuong

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