Ethnic primary students of Bah Nar and Jrai across the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum will learn their mother tongues which have been added to the curricula for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Earlier, the initiative was done on an experimental basis in some areas.

Beyond that, the Vietnamese language education will target more ethnic pre-school kids and students.

The pilot model of boarding schools will continue and spread across the province.

The provincial education sector, meanwhile, will keep up its job to produce a contingent of qualified teachers and education managers, partly by renewing mechanisms involved.

In the 2013-2014 school year, Kon Tum earmarked 183 million VND (8,700 USD) as rewards for 136 high school students who did well on their university entrance exam.

During this period, 819 students took Bah Nar language course at 10 schools while 255 students learnt Jrai language in five schools in Kon Tum city, and the districts of Sa Thay and Kon Ray.-VNA