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HCM City schools to raise tuition fees | Look At Vietnam

HCM City schools to raise tuition fees

May 25, 2012
LookAtVietnam – Tuition fees at primary and secondary schools in HCM City will increase by at least 10 per cent the next academic year, according to the city’s Department of Education and Training.
The department has completed its new scheme on tuition fees, which is based on Government Degree No.46 that focuses on tuition fees at State-owned schools between 2010 and 2015, according to the department’s deputy director Le Hoai Nam.
Under the scheme, tuition fees will be no more than 5 per cent of average household income, or VND40,000 (US$2) to VND200,000 (nearly $10) a month per student.
Students living in remote areas will receive preferential fees.
The fees will be adjusted every year, according to the department.
“The city government is working to complete the department’s tuition scheme before it is applied,” said Nam.
The department reported that local private schools would increase tuition fees by 10-50 per cent in 2012 and 2013.
Most schools will charge about VND1.5 million ($75) or VND2 million ($100) a month per student.
The tuition at some schools with better facilities will be between VND3.8 million ($190) and VND7.4 million ($360) a month.
The department has asked private schools to announce any of their increased tuition fees at earlier dates than usual, and to keep their new school fees stable.
Tuition fees at many private colleges in the country will also increase by between VND500,000 and VND2 million the next academic year. The colleges have said the new fees will only be applied to new students.
The tuition for first-year students at Ha Noi’s Business and Technology College will be VND9 million (nearly $450) a year, an increase of VND600,000 ($30) compared to the 2011–12 academic year.
VietNamNet/Viet Nam News

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