Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha (Photo VNA)

Yen Bai (VNA) –
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha has suggested localities continuously improve the system of boarding schools for ethnic minority students.

He made the recommendation while attending a conference in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on December 18 to review the 10-year development of ethnic boarding schools.

He called for a focus on developing high quality human resources and improving the quality of care for boarding students, especially those from ethnic minority and mountainous regions.

The minister took note of the constructive opinions raised at the event and pledged to remove difficulties in ethnic minority education.

According to Chairman of the Yen Bai People’s Committee Do Duc Duy, the province is now home to nine ethnic minority boarding schools, including seven meeting national standards, with 88 classes and more than 2,900 students.

Thanks to the attention of the Ministry of Education and Training and other agencies, the quality of education at all levels in the province has much improved, he said, adding that the province pays special heed to education for ethnic minority students.

At present, the country has 315 ethnic minority boarding schools in 49 centrally-run cities and provinces with more than 109,000 students.-VNA