Students interested in educational technology at Vietnam British Educational Suppliers Show (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - About 60 local and international educational technology companies are showcasing their products and services at the Vietnam British Educational Suppliers Show (BESS Vietnam) which kicked off in HCM City on March 5.

It is the first event launched by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) in Vietnam, following the success of BESS Asia in Malaysia and BESS Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The two-day event combines an all-around British exhibition of education services, resources and training suppliers alongside a conference with workshop sessions which cover the latest developments and trends in the education sector.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha said the use of information and communication technologies and teaching and learning of foreign languages are crucial to making a breakthrough in the country’s educational reform amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Ministry of Education and Training is looking to work with and transfer educational technologies from local and foreign partners so that educational establishments can access advanced technologies and improve the quality of teaching and learning, Nha stated.

The event is an opportunity for education policymakers, administrators, lecturers and students to experience the latest educational technologies and learn of the latest educational expertise from world-leading educational institutes and universities, he added.-VNA