WB Supports Vietnam in Further Developing Preschool Education

Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), led by Deputy Minister Ngo Thi Minh, worked with a delegation of the World Bank (WB) in Hanoi late last week to discuss ways to develop the country’s preschool education, state media reported.

Briefing the guests about Vietnam’s development of preschool education, Head of the preschool education department Nguyen Ba Minh said that the ministry has prioritized the development of preschool education, while increasing opportunities to access quality preschool education, especially for disadvantaged children, and others.

The official suggested the WB continue to support the completion of a pilot project on universalizing preschool education for three- and four-year-old children, send monitoring teams, organize seminars and discussions, train teachers, and build an evaluation toolkit.

For its part, the WB side stressed that the government needs to play a leading role in policy activities to develop the preschool education. Vietnam needs to promulgate policies, prioritize preschool education, and develop goals for preschool education, the officials said.

They also proposed only providing technical support and policy advice for policies and innovations that are fundamental, transformational, and have large-scale impacts.

(Giao Duc Thoi Dai)