Students from ethnic groups in a school in Dak Lak. (Source: VNA)

Dak Lak (VNA) – Provinces in the Central Highlands have spent hundreds of billions of dong to repair and build new classrooms for the school year of 2016-2017, which starts in September.

Most money is used for upgrading facilities in remote and ethnic minority areas.

Besides the State budget, provinces called for donations from enterprises for the purpose.

In Kon Plong district in Kon Tum province, 12 new classrooms have been built, bringing the total number of schools from nursery to high schools in the district to 32 with 478 classrooms.

In Cu Jut, Dak Song, and Krong No districts in Dak Nong province, dozens of schools have been built in remote areas and equipped with new tables and benches.

As of now, provinces in the region have 3,284 schools from nursery to high schools, including 57 boarding schools for ethnic students.

Dak Lak has the largest number of schools with 1,010, providing education to more than 433,550 students, 30 percent of them come from ethnic minority groups.-VNA