As many as 1,527 new classrooms will be put into use in Ho Chi Minh City to better serve the 2014-2015 school year, which will begin in September.

The information was released by Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Le Hoai Nam at a conference looking at preparations for the new academic year in the city on August 14.

Of that amount, 620 classrooms are designed for primary schools, 461 for high schools, and 30 others for special education, he said.

Up to 90 of 108 new schools to be inaugurated are nurseries as part of an effort to ease pressure on preschool education in the city, he added.

The southern economic hub is set to have a total of 2,124 schools in the 2014-2015 school year with more than 1.5 million students.-VNA