Vietnam, Canada boost educational cooperation
  • | VNA | December 19, 2009 06:33 PM

The Government of Canada always sees Vietnam as a priority in its educational cooperation, said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deanna Horton.

Speaking at a recent seminar on Vietnam-Canada educational and research cooperation, Horton said that Canada is Vietnam ’s ideal partner in the educational sector.

To boost the educational cooperation between the two countries, she said Canada has raised scholarships granting to Vietnam up to 50,000 USD per year to attract Vietnamese students.

During 2007-2008, Canadian educational organisations conducted many fact-finding tours to Vietnam and signed a number of educational programmes with the country, she said.

Canada plans to organise a large-scale exhibition with the participation of 57 educational organisations from four Canadian provinces in Vietnam in October 2010, which is expected to provide more study and research opportunities for Vietnamese students, she added.

The ambassador said Vietnam had made great progress in education, especially universalising primary education, thanks to the government’s positive educational policies.

However, the Vietnamese education has yet to develop as expected because of difficulties in budget and teaching staff, she said, adding that Canada may help Vietnam in educational programmes and training high-quality human resources.