The Vietnamese government has issued a decree on regulating foreign cooperation and investment in education, including education linkage with foreign partners, Vietnam News Agency reported on Saturday.
Specifically, private kindergartens and schools in Vietnam could link up with legal and accredited educational establishments abroad. Their integrated curricula must be approved by the authorized agency, and the Vietnamese minister of education and training will issue specific regulations on the integration of domestic and foreign curricula.
Graduates of integrated curricula at senior high schools must be granted with graduation certificates of both Vietnam and the foreign country.
Under the decree slated for taking effect on Aug. 1, the education linkage program will be valid for five years and may be extended with each extension not more than five years.
Thu Dao, a lawyer of GBS told us that, last few years, many foreign investors contact GBS to be advised about registration of foreign invested should in Vietnam, but the percentage of the license approved still be lower than the market potentials.