Vietnam responds to 2015 Global Action Week

Friday, 2015-05-29 10:53:41
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Vietnam has exerted every effort so that every member of society can access a high quality education system.
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NDO - The Ministry of Education and Training on May 28 launched the Global Action Week on Education 2015 under the theme ‘The Right to Education 2000-2030 - Vote for Education!’.

 

Addressing the launch ceremony, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien emphasised that education is a fundamental human right and a prerequisite for implementing other rights.

Vietnam has exerted every effort so that every member of society can access a high quality education system in a friendly and fair manner, he said, adding that reaching this goal requires tight inter-sectoral co-ordination, and the involvement of families, community, and society.

He also called on Party committees and government administrations at all levels, to join efforts to make the targets on Education ForAll a success by 2030.

The Deputy Minister affirmed that the Ministry of Education and Training has actively implemented the Party resolution on radical and comprehensive reforms to education and
training.

Vietnam has developed a nationwide network of educational facilities under which 99% of districts have fulfilled the universalisation of primary education, he noted.

Global Action Week is one of the major focal points for the education movement. It provides every national and regional education campaign with an opportunity to highlight one area of the Education For All agenda and make targeted efforts to achieve change on the ground, with the added support of education campaigners and millions of members of the public worldwide joining together for the same cause.

In 2000, the world’s leaders made a series of promises intended to guarantee education for all by 2015, including commitments to get every child in school, and to improve adult literacy by 50%.

This year, the world will agree on new frameworks – for education and for sustainable development more broadly – that will help set the tone and the focus for government policy and action from now until 2030.