Prime Minister pushes textbook, curriculum reform hinh anh 1Reform of text books was urged to push up. (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Moves to reform textbooks and the general education curriculum must be undertaken to reduce work overload among students, the Prime Minister said in an instruction.

The Ministry of Education and Training, localities, and relevant offices were requested to review the educational curriculum along with teaching staff and school facilities to carry out necessary reforms.

Textbooks should meet the requirement of reducing information overload among students in terms of scientific and practical knowledge.

Under the instruction, individuals and organisations are encouraged to participate in textbook compiling.

The planned reforms also include changing teaching methods as well as student evaluation procedures and examinations.

The Ministry of Education and Training was requested to establish standards for teachers and principals and to evaluate the qualifications of teachers and educational staff.

The ministry was also required to provide further training for teachers and educational managers to effectively implement plans for educational reform.

Local education chapters were asked to use their budgets effectively and to mobilise other financial sources to help schools switch to the new textbooks and curricula.-VNS/VNA