An informatics lesson in Khanh Hoa provincial boarding school (Photo: VNA)
Besides policies from the State, the province has also issued its own policies to give greater support to ethnic minority pupils and students. In 2016, the provincial People’s Committee earmarked over VND2 billion to build dining halls and upgrade facilities for ethnic minority pupils and students, while establishing two vocational training boarding schools in the mountainous districts of Khanh Vinh and Khanh Son, where the largest number of ethnic minority people live.

Meanwhile, the education and training sector has set up suitable plans for schools, giving land priority for classrooms for children of 12-36 months old.

In the 2016-2017 school year, 100% of kindergarteners in Khanh Son and Khanh Vinh districts aged 3-5 are assisted with VND290,000 per month per child for lunch, while ethnic minority pupils are assisted with daily fees and monthly scholarships. 

In particular, from the second half of the 2016-2017 school year, ethnic minority pupils coming from extremely disadvantaged communes in Khanh Son and Khanh Vinh district will not have to pay school fees.

In the Khanh Hoa provincial boarding school, each year, nearly 200 ethnic minority pupils coming from extremely disadvantaged regions are offered scholarships and educational tools in accordance with State regulations.

According to Tran Hoa, Principle of the provincial boarding school, in 2016, the school received over VND2.5 billion to realise policies set for ethnic minority pupils, encouraging pupils to continue to go to school and reducing the drop-out rate./.

Compiled by BTA