Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Education and Training said that three pillars of Vietnam transforming education in the times to come, there will be transformation of the governance system, environmental transformation and digital technology.
The information was shared during a national consultation on education transformation organized on July 20 by the ministry, with the support of
UNICEF and Unesco.
The aim is to develop a shared vision, commitment and alignment of actions across constituencies to transform education in Vietnam in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The results of this consultation will contribute to the Transforming Education Global Summit in September, convened by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Pauline Tamesis, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, said that with the guidance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities long life for all, it is time to reorganize the sector.
“We need to prioritize issues in the education sector that will help Vietnam achieve education-related SDG targets: issues such as unequal access, learning loss, digital divide, gender gaps, education financing gaps and special needs education for particular groups of children and young people,” she said.
“Innovative approaches are needed to serve as levers for revolutionary transformations of educational policies and practices in the medium and long term. Therefore, the active participation and support of different government departments, such as health, labor, environment, social development, finance, information and telecommunications, and youth is essential to ensure that the commitments turn into action, with investment in reform,” Rana said. Flowers, UNICEF representative in Vietnam.
“This meeting comes at a crucial time, as Vietnam rethinks and reaffirms its approaches to achieving SDG4. UNESCO actively supports education systems around the world to engage in a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be rethought in a world of complexity, uncertainty and precariousness, and the results of this discussion will be important contributions,” said Christian Manhart, UNESCO Country Representative.
To carry out the transformation of education, the Vietnamese Vice-Minister of Education and Training stressed the need for cooperation and commitment to support ministries and agencies, and cooperation public-private between stakeholders, schools, businesses, communities and society to build models of collaboration towards educational transformation for the development of the country./.