Khanh Hoa wants students to know more about Truong Sa, Hoang Sa

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The Khanh Hoa People's Committee has approved a plan to have new textbooks teach secondary and high school students the history of the province, including the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes, in greater detail.

The new textbooks will be introduced in the 2012-2013 academic year, the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.

Earlier, Khanh Hoa authorities had appointed the Department of Science and Technology to conduct a study on teaching the south central province's history at schools.

The project, led by Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa of the Department of Education and Training, has gathered and colated historical and socio-economic information about the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes.

For grade seven classes, there will be a unit about socio-economic situation of Khanh Hoa between 1653-1858 with basic information about Truong Sa.

A lesson for grade 9 students recount the events of April 29, 1975 when Truong Sa was liberated from the Saigon [regime's] regime.

Grade 12 students will study the province's socio-economic potential with particular focus on the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes.

The province will also encourage teachers to study the history of the province and its islands, visit the Cam Ranh Peninsula as well as  Navy Zone No. 4.

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