Education minister talks on various educational matters at NA meeting hinh anh 1Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son speaks at the working session. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on November 11 asked the Ministry of Education and Training (MoIT) to continue work on mechanisms and policies to support employees and employers affected by COVID-19 in both public and private educational establishments.

The top legislator made the request at the end of a Q&A session on education-training matters as part of the second sitting of the 15th legislature.

He said the hearing session touched upon many issues in the educational sector, including those regarding the quality of teaching and learning, and continued educational reform amid COVID-19, with a total of 28 legislators putting questions and 10 others joining the debate.

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son has shown his confidence and understanding about matters within his remit, Hue said, adding that Son gave detailed answers to the raised questions.

The minister also pointed out difficulties and solutions that should be rolled out in the time ahead for each educational level.

Noting NA deputies' request that the MoIT closely coordinate with the Ministry of Health and localities to consider vaccinating children against COVID-19 at an early date, Chairman Hue said vaccination is the prerequisite condition to reopen schools.

Therefore, a clear strategy and specific plans and roadmaps for the work are needed to bring students back to school, he said.

Regarding the organisation of the 2022 high school graduation and university entrance exam, Hue said the ministry should early complete the plans for the exams. He also urged the ministry to allocate sufficient funding for the implementation of policies towards students in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas, and narrowing educational gap between rural and urban areas. /.