New development step in Vietnam-Laos educational cooperation hinh anh 1At the launching ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – A project on training cooperation between Vietnam’s FPT University and Sengsavath College of Laos was launched in Vientiane on May 8, marking the first education cooperation scheme in the private sector between the two countries.

Under a memorandum of agreement signed on March 13, FPT University will coordinate with Sengsavath College in providing two training programmes related to software technology and business administration for Lao students.

Particularly, the Vietnamese university is responsible for sending teachers to Laos, providing teaching curricular in English, and ensuring training quality. Meanwhile, Sengsavath College has responsibility for providing facilities, introducing learning programmes to students and providing non-academic services.

Speaking at the ceremony, President of the Sengsavath Education Group Khamsen Sisavong stressed that the cooperation helps increase the prestige of Sengsavath College and provides a good chance for Lao students to learn international-standard training programmes with reasonable tuitions, as well as contributes to strengthening educational cooperation between the two countries.

FPT University President Le Truong Tung said that the partnership between the two sides will help Laos have high-quality human resources in order to better address challenges of the fourth Industrial Revolution, thus contributing to the nation building, development and safeguarding cause.

It is also part of a strategy to open branches abroad of FPT University, he added.

In their speeches, representative of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos Nguyen Thanh Tung and Lao Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Kongsy Sengmany appreciated the linkage.

The cooperation between the two private educational establishments becomes a new model of cooperation helping train Lao students in information technology and attract students in other ASEAN nations to Laos in the time ahead, they stated.-VNA