Proposed 2nd Upper Secondary Education Development Project $105 milllion
Future growth will depend on a labor force skilled enough to meet the needs of the job market. At present less than 30% of young workers, who comprise half the workforce, have completed upper secondary schooling.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES. Nov 2, 2012. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $90 million in fresh funds to help Viet Nam strengthen teaching skills and courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and social sciences, to ensure upper secondary graduates have the skills to meet the country’s labor needs.
“Viet Nam’s thriving economy has highlighted a gap between what schools teach and what employers need. This project will help prepare young people for the job market, with a special focus on increasing opportunities for women and girls, people with special needs, and students coming from poor households,” said Eiko Izawa, Senior Education Specialist in the Southeast Asia Department at ADB.
The Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project focuses on improving teaching standards by introducing international standards, new training methods and providing new training materials; upgrading curricula, including investing in textbooks; and providing targeted support for students who are struggling academically. It builds on earlier ADB assistance to improve the sector.