Tuition Guidelines Issued for City-Run Schools

To take part in extra-classes offered by  public schools, pupils and students from elementary to high schools must pay between VND15,000-30,000 a month, according to guidelines issued by city’s Department of Education and Training and Department of Finance. Schools’ management boards must disclose all expenses and receipts from related to the fees to the students’ parents.

To take extra-classes offered by their schools, these pupils must pay VND15,000-20,000 a month

The city’s Department of Education and Training and city’s Department of Finance have jointly issued official guidelines on public schools’ collection of tuition fees from extra-class teaching activities and how to spend related receipts properly.

Accordingly, public schools can organize courses to give private tuition to their pupils and students. To take the courses, pupils of elementary level have to pay VND15,000-20,000 a month, students of junior high school VND20,000-25,000 and students of high school VND 25,000-30,000.

Eighty percent of the tuition collected will be spent on teachers, 50 percent on the board in charge of organizing extra-classes in schools and on teaching materials and five percent on electricity and clean water expenses and on depreciation of fixed assets.

Management boards of public schools that offer private tuition to their pupils and students must make financial disclosures detailing how tuition money is spent.

Mr. Huynh Cong Minh, director of the city’s Department of Education and Training, emphasized that the guidelines aim at standardizing rules related to extra-classes in public schools.

By Hong Lien – Translated by Phuong Lan

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