The central coastal province of Phu Yen has recently given 15 billion VND (705,000 USD) to the building of 39 new preschool rooms to ensure children aged five in all of its communes and towns have access to education by 2015.

The rooms, each covering 110 square metres, will be completed before the 2014-15 academic year.

At present, only 64 out of the province’s 112 communes, wards and towns have achieved universal nursery education.

The main reason behind the slow progress is the lack of investment capital for construction of standard preschool rooms.

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Vietnam had 3.4 million children in nursery education.

As of Mar 2012, 59 out of the country’s 63 provinces and cities realized universal primary education at an appropriate age. All the 63 localities completed universal secondary school.-VNA