National programme adopted to support minority students
Updated : Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:29 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a national target programme on educationfor ethnic minority, mountainous and disadvantaged areas across the countrybetween 2016 and 2020.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approves a national target programme on education
for ethnic minority, mountainous and disadvantaged areas across the country between
2016 and 2020. Illustrative image - Photo: VNA

The programme aims toprovide financial support for the construction, expansion and renovation ofboarding schools for ethnic minority students with total investment of morethan 401.7 trillion VND (17.67 billion USD).

The investment can beincreased but should not exceed 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD).

It will also offer 4trillion VND (176 million USD) in funds to repair, upgrade, expand and providenecessary facilities for 1,070 schools, including semi-boarding high schoolsfor ethnic minority students as well as elementary and secondary schools withday boarders, in extremely difficult areas. 

These schools will getsupport to purchase basic teaching aids, classroom desks and chairs, equipmentfor catering services and residential houses for students.-

Part of the sum will be usedto purchase utensils and equipment for 1,045 canteens, kitchens and 1,045 dormitoriesat the targeted schools.


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