THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 166/2004/ND-CP
Hanoi, September 16, 2004
 DECREE
DEFINING THE EDUCATION STATE-MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the December 2, 1998 Education Law;
Pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Law on Organization of the People's Councils and People's Committees;
Pursuant to the February 26, 1998 Ordinance on Officials and Public Employees; the April 28, 2000 Ordinance Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Ordinance on Officials and Public Employees, and the April 29, 2003 Ordinance Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Ordinance on Officials and Public Employees;
At the proposals of the Minister of Education and Training and the Minister of Home Affairs,
DECREES:
Article 1.- Scope of regulation

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1. This Decree defines the responsibilities for State management over education of the ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Government-attached agencies (hereinafter referred collectively to as ministries and branches), the People's Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities (hereinafter referred collectively to as the provincial-level People's Committees), the People's Committees of rural districts, urban districts, provincial capitals and cities (hereinafter referred collectively to as the district-level People's Committees), and the People's Committees of communes, wards and townships (hereinafter referred collectively to as the commune-level People's Committees).
2. The responsibilities for State management over job-training of the ministries, branches, provincial-level People's Committees, district-level People's Committees and commune-level People's Committees shall comply with the Government's Decree No. 02/2001/ND-CP of January 9, 2001 detailing the implementation of the Labor Code and the Education Law regarding job-training.
Article 2.- Principles for defining education-State management responsibilities
1. Ensuring the uniformity and raising the effectiveness and efficiency of the State management over education.
2. Decentralizing the State management over education while ensuring the compatibility of the assigned tasks, powers, responsibilities, financial sources and personnel with necessary conditions for accomplishment of the decentralized tasks.
 

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