Deputy PM surveys private preschools in Dong Nai

Tuesday, 2017-12-05 10:00:08
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Deputy PM Dam visits Binh An preschool in Long Binh district (credit: VGP)
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NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made a field survey of private preschools and social houses for workers in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai province on December 5.

Early in the morning, the Deputy PM visited Ngoc Hung private preschool in Long Binh Tan district, Bien Hoa city and private child care centres for children of workers living in Long Binh district.

Dam also dropped into the lodging houses in the locality to talk with workers and listened to their opinions on their living conditions and preschool education for their children.

After the field survey, the Deputy PM held a working session with leaders of Dong Nai province on the management of preschool education and the development of social housing projects for workers at industrial zones in the locality.

According to the People's Committee of Dong Nai province, the province has 324 preschools including 99 private preschools in addition to 1,067 private child care centres with a total number of children up to 172,780.

Private child care centres mainly serve children of workers at industrial zones in Dong Nai which reports approximately one million workers at industrial zones with 70% of them being immigrant population.

Many female workers showed their dissatisfaction as they have had to quit jobs in order to take care of their children because public preschools prioritise children of permanent residents and only receive children over two years old. Meanwhile, private preschools are costly and the education quality and facilities are unreliable.

Thus, female workers hope that the Government calls on enterprises to build social houses for workers and preschools for their children while assisting preschool teachers in paying social insurance.

Deputy PM Dam asked leaders of Dong Nai to resolve the inadequacies to encourage private child care centres to upgrade to preschools and create favourable conditions for the establishment and building of more preschools for local children.

He also directed the province to continue the project on building 20,000 social houses for workers in the 2016-2020 period.