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Over 97% of primary school students at HCMC learn foreign languages

On August 24, according to the report of the Ho Chi Minh City Education and Training Department on the 2021-2022 school year and the tasks of the new 2022-2023 school year, students in schools in 4 districts , 7, 12, Phu Nhuan , Go Vap, Binh Chanh and Nha Be throughout the city learning English and other foreign languages.

Elsewhere in the city, less than 95% of students in schools in District 10, Tan Binh and Binh Tan learn foreign languages.

Overall, the rate of primary school students entering foreign language education programs across the city has reached 97.2%.

Previously, the results of the secondary school leaving exam in 2022 showed that the average foreign language test scores (mainly English) of students in the largest city in the south were the highest in the country.

Regarding computer science, statistics from the city’s Department of Education and Training showed that in the 2021-2022 school year, 81 high schools made plans to teach computer science in accordance to international standards.

In addition, all elementary and secondary schools in 21 districts and Thu Duc City teach students computer science in accordance with international standards.

In particular, 15,483 eleventh graders enrolled in the international standard computer science curriculum represent the highest proportion, while 13,043 tenth graders enrolled in the computer science subject and only 1,969 twelfth graders are interested in learning the subject.

At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, the entire city has 2,305 elementary school students, 3,747 middle school students and 11,277 high school students with international certificates in computer science.

During the 2022-2023 academic year, the education and training sector of Ho Chi Minh City will continue the implementation of the project “Improving the capacity, knowledge and skills to apply IT to secondary school students in Ho Chi Minh City in line with international standards in the period 2020-2030”.

At the same time, while implementing a roadmap to raise the level of teacher training at the preschool, primary and lower secondary levels in accordance with the provisions of Government Decree No. 71/2020/ND-CP of June 30, 2020, the and training sector will continue to organize training to improve management capacity, train management staff and teachers to ensure the requirements of educational innovation.

In particular, also in the next school year, the city will recruit enough foreign language and IT teachers to effectively implement the 2018 general education program.

By Thu Tam – Translated by Anh Quan

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