Starting 5 May 2020 foreign-invested preschool and general education institutions are required to provide Vietnamese language and cultural education on a weekly basis to Vietnamese students who are enrolled into foreign curriculum. Additionally, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has introduced additional guidance on the approval process for joint education programs offered cooperatively by Vietnamese and foreign education providers.

Specifically, on 18 March 2020 the MOET issued Circular No. 04/2020/TTBGDDT Detailing a Number of Articles of the Government's Decree No. 86/2018/ND-CP dated June 06, 2018 on Foreign Cooperation and Investment in Education (Circular No. 4) expanding compulsory education requirements and introducing joint education program appraisal procedures.


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