Hanoi's authorities have approved VND11.5 billion (US$606,540) for a project to educate local students on etiquette and other aspects of a "civilized lifestyle" from this September onwards, local media said Saturday.
Students from the first to fifth grades will learn the new subject in five to eight periods in a school year, while students from sixth to eleventh grades will learn it for six periods, according to the news website Vietnamnet. Each period lasts 45 minutes.
So far, all the materials necessary have been completed and are waiting to be edited and printed for trials, Nguyen Huu Hieu, vice director of Hanoi's Department of Education and Training, was quoted as saying.
The capital this year aims to improve the education of student in a bid to stop increasing violence in schools that has been highlighted recently with several videos of fights posted online.