Digital conversion a breakthrough in education development: Minister

Tuesday, 2020-12-08 17:24:38
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Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha (standing) says that the sector will promote the provision of public services on the National Public Service Portal in order to bring benefits to students. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – With support from the concerned authorities, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has developed a plan to boost digital transformation so as the education sector will not only fulfil its tasks but also contribute to the realisation of national digital conversion.

This was affirmed by Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha during a working session between a working group of the Prime Minister, led by Minister cum Head of Government Office Mai Tien Dung, and MOET leaders on the implementation of assigned tasks related to e-Government development and administrative procedural reform in the education sector.

At the meeting, Dung, who is also head of the working group of the Prime Minister, hailed the achievements of the education sector in recent years, especially the efforts and creativity to perform tasks amid the COVID-19 epidemic, quickly shifting to online learning, adjusting the school year timeline and organising a safe and quality high school graduation exam.

Dung urged the ministry and the education sector to continue to perform their tasks regarding the quantity and quality of teachers, compliance with new textbooks, university autonomy, e-government development and boosting administrative reform to save time and costs in administrative procedures within the sector.

Minister Nha said that 2020 is a special year for the education and training sector due to the impact of COVID-19 and the continuous storms and prolonged flooding in the central region. The sector has tried its best to perform its tasks, with some of the tasks having been completed others still in progress, he said.

Referring to the reform of administrative procedures and e-government, the education minister affirmed that this task is a focus of his ministry and the whole education sector.

The MOET will review all unrealised tasks, restructure administrative procedures towards digitalisation and promote the construction of e-government in the education sector, as well as providing public services on the National Public Service Portal to benefit students and their parents, Nha affirmed.

The ministry has also developed plans and received the support of the Ministry of Information and Communications, as well as a number of tech groups to develop digital transformation plans in the sector in order to spur perform digital transformation, towards making breakthroughs in the development of human resources and training in the sector.