“Education is not quite different from vaccination,” said Martina Hlisc, Business Manager of ELSA Việt Nam, “we could push the development process due to the urgency of the pandemic. Still, no stage should be skipped.”
While many Vietnamese opt to get their diplomas from foreign schools, Vietnam’s own education system is competitive in its own right.
According to Ms. Uyen Phuong, Chairman of the ICS School Board: "Online teaching is not a band aid solution, but an important self-study skill for the future."
Knowing a second language, after all, means a whole new literature is in your hands - or tongue.
2021-2022 will see EdTech’s shift to focusing on student’s experience – a trend likely to reach Vietnam by 2025.
It is possible to achieve mastery in both arts and sciences.
Close to 90% of Vietnamese students say they are familiar with the online learning model after it was rolled out at the start of the pandemic. However, the urgency of the situation meant many teachers and their charges were “sent online'' unprepared and poorly equipped. According to some experts, this is one of the reasons few students find the online experience enjoyable or want their schooling to remain digital when things eventually return to normal.