Education in Vietnam
Vietnam recognizes education as a national priority.
Since 2008, the government has been spending 20% of its budget on education. The government’s strong commitment to education and long standing cultural and social support for education have led to significant progress in the sector.
Vietnam has high primary school completion rates, strong gender parity, low student/teacher ratios, and a low out of school rate. The country policy “Fundamental School Quality Level Standards” provided universal access to education and ensured that minimal conditions were met in every primary school.
The government places great emphasis on teaching science subjects such as mathematics, physics and computer science. English is very popular and is taught in practically every public school if it is possible.
In big cities like Hanoi, Saigon, Da Nang there is a huge progress in the level of English among the inhabitants. In an increasing number of restaurants, shops, and public offices, foreigners can communicate in English.
The coronavirus epidemic prevents students from leaving for teaching in the United States and Europe, thus increasing the number in private high schools and universities.
This means great potential for the private sector. Private kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools and universities are part of the education landscape in Vietnam. Parents are very aware of education and it is a significant part of the home budget. Children are sent to English lessons from an early age. This is followed by a huge number of language schools. Also, public education units are trying to keep up with the trend by offering additional language classes as part of the curriculum.
We believe that the processes currently observed in education in agglomerations will soon be replicated in smaller cities.