Vietnam

Education Data of Vietnam 

 

 

A.       Background

 

 

 

Remarks

1)  Capital:

Hanoi

 

2)  Population:

83 million

 

3)  Population growth rate:

1,33%

 

4)  Birth rate:

17.1/1000

 

5)  Life expectancy at birth:

Total population: 70.61 years

 

 

Male: 67.82 years

 

 

Female: 73.6 years

 

6)  Land Area:

329,560 sq km

 

7)  Main natural resources:

phosphates, coal, manganese, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, forests, hydropower

 

8)  Age structure (in number):

0-14 years: 27.9%

 

 

15-64 years: 66.4%

 

 

65 years and over: 5.8%

 

9)  Ethnic groups and breakdown (%):

Vietnamese 85%-90%, Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Cham, mountain groups

 

10) Religions and percentages of followers:

Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous beliefs, Muslim

 

11) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in USD:

around 53 billion USD

(837858 billion VND; exchange rate around 1 USD=16000 VND)

 

12) GDP per capita in USD:

Around 638 USD

 

 

B.     Education data

 

 

 

1)  Name(s) of Minister(s) of Education

Nguyen Minh Hien

 

2)  Amount of Budget for Education

41,630 billion VND

 

3)  Budget allocation for education as percentage of GDP (%)

18%

 

 

 

 

Pre-schools:

 

 

4)  No. of pre-schools (public)

4494

 

5)  No. of pre-schools (private)

5959

 

6)  Pre-school enrolment

Male:  1,464,221

Female: 1,289,873

 

7)  No. of pre-school teachers

155,699

 

8)  Duration of pre-school education

6 years

 

 

 

 

Primary Schools:

 

 

9)  No. of primary schools (public)

14,443

 

10)  No. of primary schools (private)

75

 

11)  Primary school enrolment

Male: 4,082,921

Female: 3,690,563

 

12)  No. of primary school teachers

360,624

 

13)  Duration of primary education

5 years

 

 

 

 

Secondary Schools:

 

 

14)  No. of secondary schools (public)

11,625

 

15)  No. of secondary schools (private)

674

 

16)  Secondary school enrolment

Male: 4,901,765

Female: 4,571,050

 

17)  No. of secondary school teachers

401,642

 

18)  Duration of secondary education

7 years

 

 

 

 

Tertiary Institutions:

 

 

19)  No. of public tertiary institutions

Degree granting: 201

Non-degree granting:

 

20)  No. of private tertiary institutions

Degree granting: 29

Non-degree granting:

 

21) Tertiary institution enrolment

Degree granting:

Male: 689,109

Female: 630,645

 

 

22) Language(s) of instruction in primary and           secondary schools:

Vietnamese

 

23) Budget allocation for education (US$):

Around 2.6 billion

(exchange rate: 1US$=16,000 VND)

 

24) Recent major educational reforms:

Fundamental and comprehensive reform in higher education 2006-2020

 

25) Ministry of education website(s):

 

http://www.moet.edu.vn

 

 

C.       SEAMEO Membership

 

 

 

1)  When did the country join SEAMEO?

10/02/1992

 

2)  What is/are the SEAMEO Centre(s) in the     country?

SEAMEO RETRAC

 

3)  The main activities of the SEAMEO Centre(s)

provides educational management services and delivers educational programs

 

4)  Websites of the SEAMEO Centres

       

http://www.vnseameo.org

 

 

Updated in May 2006

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