Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, speaks at the ceremony to mark the college’s 15 years of training Lao students. (Photo: thuathienhue.gov.vn)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Nearly 1,100 Lao students have been trained at the Thua Thien-Hue College of Education over the past 15 years under a bilateral agreement inked between the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and seven localities in Laos.

The information was heard at a ceremony held in Hue city on October 14 to mark the college’s 15 years of training and managing Lao students.

The college has issued and carried out Vietnamese B1 Language course for foreigners while working to improve lecturers’ quality and infrastructure to meet studying demand of the students.

A student dormitory was set up to serve 500 Lao students while areas for Vietnamese practice and sport activities were constructed as well. In addition, the college has paid due attention to research activities, fact-finding tours and cultural and sport activities to celebrate significant events of the two countries.

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that scholarships are granted for Lao students in Salavan, Sekong, Champasak, Khammuon, Savannakhet every year, ten in each locality.

The province will foster cooperation with central and southern localities of Laos during 2017-2021 through collaboration between universities, colleges and education training centres of both sides. It will continue scholarship programmes and launch graduate and post graduate programmes in pharmacy, economics and forestry with Savannakhet and Champasak universities, he stressed.

On the occasion, the provincial People’s Committee and Sekong, Champasak and Savannakhet provinces presented their certificates of merit to excellent individuals and collectives of the college for their achievements in training Lao students.-VNA