The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) says the Internet will be connected at all universities, colleges and secondary schools by the end of this year.
A programme to this effect has been jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT). The MPT has instructed the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation to make connections available to every school. MoET will formulate curricula for Internet education, while schools will be responsible for installing local area networks (LANs) and terminal devices. The programme aims to provide schools with Internet services at reasonable cost.
According to MoET’s Information Centre Director Quach Tuan Ngoc, an intranet connecting schools will supply teachers and students with opportunities to have access to immense intellectual resources, contributing to equality in education among regions.
Vietnam now has around 400,000 Internet subscribers, mostly enterprises and organisations. Most students currently use Internet cards and cyber cafes to log on-line.
Reprinted with permission from Vietnam News Agency