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|HCM City will not raise school tuition this year. Photo: giaoduc.net.vn|
The city’s Department of Education and Training first sent the proposal to the city’s Department of Finance for evaluation before submitting it to the municipal People’s Committee for approval.
Tuition at kindergartens will continue to be VND200,000 (US$8.6) per month for infant classes, and VND160,000 ($6.9) for nursery classes.
Primary schools do not charge tuition. Secondary high schools and high schools will continue to charge tuition of VND100,000 ($4.3) and VND120,000 ($5.2) per month, respectively.
Schools in five outlying districts will have tuition of VND100,000-140,000 ($4.3-6) per month for kindergarten. Tuition for secondary high schools and high schools in these districts will be VND85,000 ($3.6) and VND100,000 ($4.3) per month, respectively.
According to the city’s Department of Education and Training, the number of students from kindergarten to high school will increase by 67,000 in the upcoming school year.