The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang aims to complete the 2010-2015 programme to universalise pre-school education for five-year-old children by August this year, said Dong Van Thanh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

To achieve the target, the locality will improve facilities and building capability for teaching and managing staff and expanding services.

Over the past five years, the sector has mobilised nearly 350 billion VND (16.3 million USD) from various resources to effectively implement the programme.

Currently, the province has 83 nursery schools in all its communes and wards with more than 1,300 qualified teachers.
More than 95 percent of local five-year-old children have access to pre-school education.-VNA