The number of students' enrolment in vocational schools nationwide will rise by 5.7 percent this year to more than 225,000, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MET).
The Ministry said the examinations for vocational schools had been slated for July 15-30 (first phase) and August 3-30 (second phase), adding that priority was given to personnel training for the industrial, transport and communications, construction, health and computer science sectors.
Of the proposed 225,692 places for training, 2,000 will be set aside for students from remote areas who benefit from the Government policy preferential treatment.
Last year, teacher training, tourism and management schools recorded a sharp rise in students' enrolment of between 22 and 38 percent.
Viet Nam now has 397 vocational centres, according the ministry's 2003 report.
vnagency - (10/03/2004)