From Kindergarden To University In Vietnam
If you are planning on moving to Vietnam and you have children or plan on having them in the future, you should know how the education system in the country works starting from Kindergarden in Vietnam.
The Minister of Education and Training (MOET) is responsible for all education in Vietnam. Over the years, there have been many changes, such as the English Language being more important in the curriculum, but their system is still not up to international standards.
One great thing is that the literacy rate is currently more than 90%, and it just keeps growing. In Vietnam, only 5 years of primary school are required by law. The cost of supplies and uniforms does cause problems, as it can be as much as one-fifth of a family’s entire income. Many times, children will work with their parents after completing the 5 years.
Students are not only taught these subjects in school, they are also taught about what morals are and basic life skills. Many of the children who do attend primary school will not get the chance to move to higher Grades due to the cost. Western children have the advantage of being able to continue with their schooling.