In Vietnam, public schools to hike tuitions by 10 pct a year

By Ha Anh, Thanh Nien News

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 Students pay tuitions at a university in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach
Tuitions at public universities will rise by around 10 percent annually for the next five years, according to a decree recently issued by the government.
Students will pay VND610,000-880,000 (US$26.8-38.7) a month starting in December this year, and VND980,000-1.43 million ($43.1-62.8) by 2020-21.
In Vietnam the school year lasts 10 months, and tuitions vary by course, with medicine being the most expensive.
The government caps tuitions at public universities that have financial autonomy at VND1.75-4.4 million ($76.9-193.5) a month this year.
The caps will remain unchanged next year, before increasing by around 5 percent in 2018-20 and around 10 percent in 2020-21.

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