Parents concerned over school shortage in Vietnam’s capital

Empty class, chairs stacked on tablesParents in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, are concerned over a shortage of school places for their children.
In recent years, many new urban areas have been created, but not enough schools have been built to cater for all of the children living there.

However, the education authority has assured parents that all children will be able to go to state-owned schools in their own area, as this is written into the law.

A recent report on schools in the city reveals that there are 252 urban areas, but only 56 schools in 25 urban areas, according to VietNamNet.

Recent years have seen up to 60 students being placed into a single class to satisfy the law of school provision.

The deputy director of the Hanoi Education and Training Department, Pham Van Dai, said that although many new schools have been built recently, they still cannot satisfy demand.

Read more here from VietNamNet
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/education/161451/new-urban-areas-face-serious-school-shortage.html

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