Posts Tagged ‘ The school ’

Parents protest iffy response to son’s death at Dam Sen Park 

May 7, 2011
Parents protest iffy response to son’s death at Dam Sen Park 

Six-year-old Nguyen Dinh Nhat Huy was found dead in a waste treatment lake at the entertainment park on April 26. The parents of a six-year-old, who died last week at an entertainment park in Ho Chi Minh City, have demanded further investigations into the death of their son. District 11 police investigators found the body [...]

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Salt in a gaping wound 

March 22, 2011
Salt in a gaping wound 

An HIV-positive girl at a pediatric hospital in Hanoi last year. The law bans discrimination against HIV-positive individuals, but it remains a widespread practice that compounds children’s grief. Tran Tan Tam shrivels up in the arms of his grandmother whenever he encounters a stranger. He grips her hands tightly and does not respond when I [...]

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Schoolgirls fight, again 

March 10, 2011
Schoolgirls fight, again 

  Online footage of yet another brutal schoolgirl beating has resulted in just two suspensions and myriad questions         Images extracted from online video footage depicting a schoolgirl in Lam Dong Province brutally attacked by her schoolmates, on January 11. Several such clips have gone online during the past year – most [...]

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Mass hysteria strikes students in central Vietnam 

February 19, 2011
Mass hysteria strikes students in central Vietnam 

A father taking his daughter home after she suffered an inexplicable bout of fainting. Many students at Son Thanh Secondary and High School in the south-central province of Phu Yen have fainted during the past two months. Students from a school in the south-central province of Phu Yen have been struck by inexplicable bouts of [...]

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Hanoi 10th graders sentenced for fatal assault 

January 25, 2011
Hanoi 10th graders sentenced for fatal assault 

Hanoi youth stand behind bars at a court on Friday for beating a fellow student to death Five tenth-graders and a teenage accomplice were sentenced to between seven and 11 years in Hanoi on Friday, for killing a fellow student, VnExpress reported Sunday. Nguyen Tien Dat of Co Loa High School was beaten to death [...]

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High school vice-principal accused of having sex with 11th-grader 

December 14, 2010

  A high school vice principal in the northern province of Vinh Phuc has rejected claims that he has confessed to having sex with one of his students. News website VietnamNet reported Wednesday that the family of a schoolgirl has said Nguyen Van Huan of Ben Tre High School has admitted to having sex with their [...]

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City schools add yoga 

December 10, 2010
City schools add yoga 

Children at a Ho Chi Minh City kindergarten during a yoga session Yoga has become a part of the daily routine for Ho Chi Minh City schoolchildren - grades K to 12.   Tre Tho (Little Children) kindergarten in Tan Binh District says it was the first school in Vietnam to include yoga in their syllabus.   The children begin their lessons [...]

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Paying it forward 

November 27, 2010
Paying it forward 

Students from Carlton Brown play with disabled children in Da Nang City Rachel Leanne Boys, 24, an Australian childcare student, intends to stay in Vietnam after two weeks of her internship at Da Nang City’s charity school and care facility. “The feeling I get when the children greet me and give me their first morning [...]

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Teachers under attack: One stabbed, another caned 

November 20, 2010

  A high school teacher in the south central province of Binh Thuan was stabbed by a 16-year-old on Sunday.   Truong Minh Phat was stabbed with a pair of scissors by a boy in the schoolyard, the school principle told VietNamNet. The boy was not an old student at Phat’s school.   The principal said [...]

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Teachers oppose classroom cameras 

November 16, 2010
Teachers oppose classroom cameras 

Children perform in a play at a Ho Chi Minh City kindergarten Installing cameras in classrooms may inspire teachers to quit en masse, teachers and education officials in Ho Chi Minh City have warned.  Taking a cue from several private kindergartens, the city’s Department of Education and Training plans to install experimental cameras at [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...