Vietnam to spend $15 mln on preschool development

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The Ministry of Education and Training has allocated VND300 billion (US$15.39 million) to develop preschool education this year, news website VnExpress reported Tuesday.


16,400 new classrooms will be built this year for the government's project of compulsory preschool education for five-year-old children starting last June, according to the news source.


The money will also be used to build more classrooms in kindergartens, and to enhance teachers' skills and expertise.


Currently the education ministry is also cooperating with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the Ministry of Finance to to provide preschool education to underprivileged children.


The new budget is part of a project to develop education by 2015.


The government will invest $50 million between this year and 2015 in the development of the education sector, VnExpress reported.


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