HCM City students to enjoy long Tet holiday
  • |, Tienphong | November 03, 2023 12:23 PM
Many universities in HCM City have announced their plans for the Lunar New Year in which some schools are giving students four to five weeks off.

Students at the HCM City University of Technology.

HCM City University of Industry and Trade director of enrollment and communication Pham Thai Son, said that they would give students a 28-day holiday from January 29 to February 25, 2024.

"We want students, teachers, and staff members to have more time with their families during this time," Son said. "Those who live far away can book their travel now to save time and money and avoid the tiring travelling around Tet. We've carefully arranged the syllabus to prepare for this holiday."

The HCM City University of Architecture, HCM City University of Technology, HCM City University of Culture, Industrial University of HCM City, and Saigon University, among others, are also giving students and teachers a long Tet holiday lasting 21 days from January 29 to February 18, 2024.

Many other universities have also announced a long holiday which lasts from two weeks to 20 days. Some will arrange online classes to meet the schedules.

Students at the University of Economics and Law under the Vietnam National University in HCM City will have two weeks off for Tet, but they can attend classes online two weeks before and one week after the holiday, which means that students can have five weeks with their families during the holiday.

"Students going home early and back to school late will help ease the travel situation around Tet holiday," the university said. "They can also save money during that peak travelling season."

Meanwhile, students from preschool to high school levels will have 16 days off for Tet.

HCM City attracts lots of immigrants to come for work and study and usually sees a huge number of people travelling home and back during Tet. Congestion is a common problem at the city's Tan Son Nhat Airport and some bus stations.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have just proposed to the government a seven-day holiday for employees during the Tet holiday from February 8-14.

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