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Dong Nai (VNA) – The People’s Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai plans to implement a project to teach Vietnamese to pre-school children and primary students from ethnic minority groups in 2018-2020 with a vision to 2025.

According to the committee, most of the ethnic minority children do not have adequate Vietnamese language skills when they enter the first grade.

Therefore, strengthening Vietnamese teaching is necessary for them to complete pre-school and primary education programmes, while contributing to enhancing the living quality of the groups, the committee added.

The project also aims to improve the capacity of officials and teachers at education facilities, supply more teaching tools to them and foster coordination between schools and parents as well as the community to enhance the quality of Vietnamese teaching.

From now to 2020, the province will call for at least 25 percent of ethnic minority children in nursery ages and 65 percent of children at pre-school ages to attend the classes.

The province targets all local ethnic minority children being able to communicate in Vietnamese fluently but still maintain their mother languages.

In 2025, the province expects 40 percent of ethnic minority children at pre-school ages and 85 percent of ethnic minority children at nursery ages to attend the classes, along with all primary school children.

All pre-schools and primary schools of Dong Nai are also expected to receive support in equipment and teaching tools.

The project will be paid for by the State budget.-VNA