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Dak Nong (VNA) – More than 30,200 poor ethnic minority students in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong have been given free textbooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

The provincial School Equipment & Book Co. Ltd coordinated with the Departments of Education and Training and school administrations carried out the programme with a total cost of about 14.4 billion VND (633,600 USD) sourced from the local budget. 

Director of the company Ngo Xuan Ha said the programme is to implement a resolution issued by the provincial People’s Council on supporting ethnic minority students from poor and near-poor households from the 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 school years.

Dak Nong is now home to 40 ethnic groups.

In the 2017-2018 school year, the province has over 125,000 students, including 42,000 from ethnic minority groups.-VNA