Norway Helps Boost Vietnamese Education Program

Nguyen Thi Hong Yen, Vice Head of the Budget Department under the Ministry of Finance said that seven international donors have pledged support worth US$140 million for the Vietnam National Popular Education Programme during 2006-2010.
Of the total funding, US$50 million comes from a World Bank soft loan and the rest is granted by the European Commission (EC) and the governments of Norway, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (UK).
One of the programme’s main objectives is to strengthen accessibility and equality, and to improve educational quality for primary schools in underprivileged localities.
The Action Plan for National Popular Education sets out four target groups, that need more investment, including pre-school education, primary education, secondary education and in-service training.

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