Higher School Fees on the Horizon

Parents of kindergarten and elementary school children will have to pay tuition fees of up to eight percent of a region’s average per capita income if the Ministry of Education and Training gains public support for its draft fee schedule. 

So that every child can attend school, below average income earners will be entitled to a fee reduction or exemption

At a press conference in Hanoi yesterday, Dr. Nguyen Van Ngu, head of the Ministry’s Planning and Finance Department, announced that the proposed fees would be made public by the end of October to gather suggestions from teachers, parents, pupils and education officials.

The plan is to charge between four and eight percent of a province’s or city’s average per capita income for teaching kindergarten and elementary school kids.

So that every child can attend school, below average income earners will be entitled to a fee reduction and even exemption in cases of dire financial hardship.

Dr. Ngu also mentioned the fees for tertiary education and said these would need revision too. Any fee changes would be based on the type of training and the teaching quality of the institution in question, he said. 

By D. L. – Translated by Phuong Lan

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