The Central Highlands provinces have prioritised the improvement of education for ethnic minority children, thus contributing to raising the intellectual standards of the local population and preserving their culture including spoken language and writing.

According to the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands region, most communes in the region now have their own kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools.

Meanwhile, 54 boarding schools and nearly 80 full-time schools have been built and provided with adequate learning and teaching equipment, creating favourable conditions for students from remote areas.

The localities have also collaborated closely with relevant ministries and sectors to research and develop textbooks and teaching material in ethnic minority languages for distribution in schools.

Additionally, the provinces have implemented policies benefitting ethnic minority students, including the provision of textbooks, notebooks, learning supplies and health insurance cards.

According to the steering committee, 1.4 million students throughout the region have registered for the 2014/2015 school year, with 461,000 students belonging to ethnic minority groups.

The Central Highlands comprise the five provinces of Lam Dong, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Kon Tum.-VNA