THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 20/2006/QD-TTg
Hanoi, January 20, 2006
 
DECISION
ON EDUCATION, TRAINING AND JOB-TRAINING DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEKONG RIVER DELTA UP TO 2010
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister of Education and Training,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- Objectives of education, training and job-training development in the Mekong river delta up to 2010:
1. To raise people's intellectual standards and human resource quality in the Mekong river delta with a view to promoting the region's strengths, creating a breakthrough in socio-economic development and accelerating industrialization and modernization; to develop the Mekong river delta in a comprehensive and sustainable manner into a key economic region of the country with a high economic growth rate.
2. To strive for the target that by 2010, the education, training and job-training development index of the Mekong river delta will be equal to the country's average index.
Article 2.- Specific targets on education, training and job-training development in the Mekong river delta up to 2010:
1. Preschool education: 15-17% of under-3 children, 65-67% of children aged between 3 and 5 years shall be in kept in kindergartens, 90-95% of 5-year-old children shall go to preschool classes to prepare for primary education. The care and education of children at pre-school establishments shall be carried out according to renewed programs.
2. Primary education: To mobilize 99% of children in the primary education age group to go to school; to organize semi-boarding classes, for the immediate future, in places where they are needed and conditions permit; to attain national standards on primary education universalization among children in the proper age group in the whole region.
3. Lower secondary education and upper secondary education: All provinces and cities in the Mekong river delta shall attain standards on lower secondary education universalization; to increase the percentage of lower secondary pupils in the proper age group going to school to 87-90%; over 50% of pupils in the proper age group continue studying at upper secondary schools.
4. Ethnic minority education and community integration education: To consolidate and improve the educational quality of boarding schools for ethnic minority pupils; to work out a management mechanism and coordinate with Khmer pagodas in teaching the script, culture and customs to ethnic minority people; to consolidate classes and schools for children with disability.
5. Vocational education: To increase the annual intermediate professional training quotas so that intermediate professional training can be provided to about 5% of the population aged between 16 and 20 years; to strive for the target that 23% of laborers shall receive job training; to intensify short-term job training for rural laborers, ethnic minority people, laborers in areas where land use purposes are changed, and laborers for export. By 2010, there shall be 32 vocational schools in the Mekong river delta, including 05 colleges and 27 intermediate schools, and 70 district-level job-training centers.
6. Tertiary education: To attain the ratio of 150 students/10,000 people; to provide incentives for, and prioritize, majors in education, health, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, industry, construction, post-harvest technology, economics and business administration, tourism, trade and socio-cultural aspects. To work out a separate scheme on sending officials and students abroad for study.
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