Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – In order to fulfill the dual objective of guaranteeing the prevention and control of COVID-19 and carrying out the missions of the 2021-2022 school year, the Ho Chi Minh City education sector and other organizations have joined forces to support local students to participate in online courses.
Given the complicated evolution of the pandemic of COVID-19 and the application of social distancing measures in various locations, students in Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general began their new 2021-2022 school year with online learning programs.
This is a temporary solution, therefore, as the educational program has been implemented on a virtual scale, families with financial difficulties have not had enough equipment to support their children in this area.
In particular, for the self-employed and unemployed, the purchase of equipment in the service of the virtual learning of their children is a difficult fact.
According to statistics, Ho Chi Minh City currently has 70 thousand students who have faced difficulties in online learning, due to various reasons, including a shortage of equipment and support from their parents, as well as the interruption of transmission lines of network.
The deputy director of the municipal Department of Education and Training, Duong Tri Dung, reported that his sector has received the support of governments at all levels and donors to guarantee the efficiency of online courses, as well as the participation of students in those courses. educational programs.
Thanks to the deployment of assistance programs on the provision of equipment for students, many children with financial difficulties have been able to participate in distance classes.
On the other hand, despite facing difficulties and challenges, the education sector of this southern city developed an online teaching and learning plan in a concrete, flexible and appropriate way to real conditions, satisfying the needs of the students and guaranteeing the COVID-19 prevention and control, Tri Dung said.
Teachers at Minh Duc High School in District 1 of this metropolis have deployed the “automated teller machine” (ATM) model to provide free smart phones to poor school children.
According to the rector of Minh Duc Secondary School, Tran Thuy An, a month after the appeal of teachers to organizations and individuals about the donation of computers and telecommunication devices for poor students, all schoolchildren in this center teachers have equipment for virtual learning.
Earlier this month, the Council of the Ho Chi Minh Organization of Young Pioneers (COJP), in collaboration with the Center for Science and Technology Development, launched a donation program of old equipment, computers, phones and tablets for students. of scarce resources.
For her part, the director of the Short-term Training Center of the University of Technical Pedagogy in Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Thi Phuong Hoa, considered that due to the application of long-term social distancing, virtual teaching and learning require the support from families and schools in search of methods to adapt to this situation.
The Vietnam Students Association and the COJP of this southern city have also organized free virtual courses for poor students in the locality with the participation of more than 300 volunteer teachers.
Earlier, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a virtual ceremony to launch the national campaign to donate computers and telecommunications equipment to students with difficult conditions, especially in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the event, the leader stressed that the program seeks to improve the conditions for online learning for students in the context of the complicated development of the epidemic.
In particular, he stressed that the plan aims to guarantee mobile coverage of the 283 points without Internet connection in the towns that are implementing social distancing measures, in addition to another 1,910 throughout the country, and mobilize at least one million of computers for students./.