Education authority issues new regulations on private tutoring

According to the Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City’s regulation on private tutoring outside of regular school hours at the teacher’s home, public school teachers are not allowed to run extra classes at their home

Under the new regulation on tutoring outside regular school hours, teachers of public schools can only be taught outside schools in registered centers.

The city’s Department of Education and Training will grant practicing certificates to individuals and organizations that open teaching centers for senior high school students while the Sub-Department will grant certificates to those who provide teaching to junior high school students.

Teachers are not allowed to provide private tutoring outside schools to preschool students; senior and junior high school students who have studied a morning and afternoon classes in schools.

Teachers who provide private tutoring to students following their parents’ demand must report the managers. Teachers must undertake to obey regulations of tutoring outside schools.

A survey revealed that 80 percent of students of all grades pursue private classes outside schools. More than 90 percent of primary students register to take private classes at their teachers’ houses.

School management boards are responsible for checking whether teachers force students to take private classes in their houses.

Educationists said that private tutoring outside schools should be banned in primary schools; however, the government should increase teachers’ wages so that they can feel secured to continue their career.

By Khanh Ha - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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