The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong is making extensive efforts to provide universal pre-school education, with the aim of getting 97 percent of five-year-old children to attended school.

Local authorities have paid great attention to increasing the quality and quantity of teaching staff, as well as building infrastructure at nursery schools.

In 2013, they poured over 42 billion VND (1.97 million USD) into erecting an additional 62 classrooms which were equipped with teaching aids and toys.

The province is also enhancing various communication campaigns to encourage parents to take their children to school, stated Director of the local Department of Education and Training Truong Anh.

Established in 2004, Dak Nong has an area of 651,500 hectares and a population of some 555,000, mostly ethnic minorities.-VNA