5-year-old children in difficult areas to be granted tuition fee exemption from 2018

Last update: 11:00 | 01/09/2017

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has sent an official dispatch on implementing tuition fee exemptions for preschool education for 5-year-old children in areas of difficult socio-economic conditions, from January 1, 2018.


The policy aims to ensure that all children in the age group have access to education, in addition to limiting dropouts and increasing school attendance rates.

According to the new request, the MoET also asked that the schools impose tuition fees not exceeding the tuition fee cap regulated by Government’s Decree 86/2015/NĐ-CP, which prescribes the collection and management of tuition fees of educational establishments under the national educational system.

Schools are requested to abide by the ministry’s policy for tuition fee exemption, reduction and support, from the 2015-16 school year to the 2020-21 school year.

The schools have also been urged to set up transparent in-house expenditure mechanisms and to publicise them so that staff, students and other organisations may monitor their activities.

Localities are responsible for monitoring educational establishments under their management and can order disciplinary actions against organisations or individuals violating the regulations.

Nhan Dan

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