Over 6,500 temporary classrooms in Hanoi have been wiped out in the past five years and replaced by permanent, higher quality facilities, improving teaching and learning, according to the municipal Department of Education and Training.

Hanoi is home to 2,574 schools with nearly 1.6 million students. City authorities have now set the goal of creatively organising pre-school education while improving the quality of child care.

To date, 97.1 percent of nursery children are sent to schools, while the figure for children aged five years old is 100 percent.

By the end of 2013, Hanoi was successful in enforcing very wide attendance pre-school education, while compulsory education has been introduced at primary and secondary levels.

The city has 410 primary schools, 311 secondary schools and 44 high schools recognised as meeting national standards.-VNA