(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the national education sector to accept responsibility for improving the quality of Vietnamese human resources.
He was addressing a December 28 conference in Hanoi that reviewed the implementation of the 8th Party Central Committee Plenum’s Resolution as well as the 2012-2013 academic year.
He noted approximately half of Vietnam’s human resources are untrained, and as many as 30% of tertiary institution graduates remain unemployed.
Deputy PM Dam is concerned Vietnam risks falling behind its regional competitors, especially in terms of education and training. Vietnam should commit to comprehensive educational reform as soon as possible.
He suggested the education sector focus on bringing Vietnamese tertiary institutional quality up to international standards. Successfully doing so requires concerted effort from relevant agencies, localities, and society as a whole.