Khanh Hoa to teach sea, island sovereignty in schools

The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa is to integrate sea and island sovereignty into history lessons at all general schools in the 2013-2014 school year.

An ancient map showing Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos. Photo: VNA

To prepare for the plan, the provincial Education and Training Department held a two-day training course for more than 230 officials and history teachers from August 22-23.

Under the plan, besides introducing the potential and strategic role of the national sea and islands, the affirmation of national sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos will be given much space in the subject.

It will be integrated into extracurricular activities and contests to attract the interest of pupils, enhancing their awareness of the significance of the country’s sea and islands and Truong Sa and Hoang Sa Archipelagos in particular, as well as their responsibility in protecting the nation’s sovereignty over its sea and islands.

According to Le Tuan Tu, Head of the Khanh Hoa Education and Training Department, the province will publish 70,000 books on local history and geography, including content on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa.-


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