Ho Chi Minh City to offer courses in AI at secondary and high schools

Thursday, 23/06/2022 15:41
According to Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, Ho Chi Minh City is planning to offer courses in artificial intelligence (AI) at all secondary and high schools, starting from the 2022-2023 academic year.
High school students visit the AI Centre-Software Technology Park in Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: Tuoitrenews) 

Deputy head of the department Nguyen Bao Quoc said that the sector is building a system to manage education, and organise teaching, learning and intelligence assessment in order to carry out the city’s smart education and lifelong learning project in the 2021-2030 period.

Teaching AI at secondary and high schools is part of the important project, VNA cited the saying of Mr. Quoc.

Over the past three years, several schools in the city have been teaching AI for students, but the scale remains small and limited.

In the 2022-23 academic year, Ho Chi Minh City will pilot including an AI teaching programme in the curricula at its secondary and high schools.

Accordingly, the city will pick five high schools to apply the AI teaching pilot programme, while each district will select a secondary school.

Students will learn AI through informatics and a series of clubs, extracurricular activities and science, legos and robotics contests.

Apart from the selected schools for the pilot project, other schools can teach AI via voluntary on-demand programmes./.