Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City has won the first prize at the UNESCO-Regional Intel Teach School Awards in the Asia-Pacific developing countries category in Jakarta in Indonesia on December 6.
The school was awarded the ‘Gold award for excellence’ from amongst entries from across the Asia-Pacific region, including Caraga Regional Science High School (Philippines), Roots School System (Pakistan), Royal College (Sri Lanka), Kolej Tun Duatu Haji Bujang, (Malaysia) and Hai Ba Trung High School (Vietnam).
The school received the highest award for excellence in educational innovation, creativity, integration of technology and for serving as role model for other schools by setting high standards and fostering global skills, said a citation of the awards committee.
The Intel Teach School Awards aims to honor the efforts of a school that attempts to achieve high levels of proficiency in use of technology for effective teaching and learning.
The Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School will receive a cash prize of US$ 5,000.