Hanoi Education delegation attends seminar sponsored by IBM

Dec. 12 (VNA) -- A delegation of the Ha Noi Education Service led by Director Nguyen Kim Hoan attended a global seminar on educational re-creation in New York on Dec. 11 and 12.

The seminar, which was organized the International Business Machines (IBM), a leading computer company in the United States, drew 200 delegates from 21 States of the U.S. and seven other countries.

Addressing the seminar, Nguyen Kim Hoan, who was one of the seven members of the seminar's presidium, said that the Vietnamese Government had paid special attention to education and training. Viet Nam was the first country in the Asian-Pacific region to receive financial and technical support from IBM to include information technology in school curriculum, Hoan noted, adding that this has helped the country improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Ha Noi effectively conducted a pilot project funded by IBM for two years from Sept. 1998 to Sept. 2000. The IBM has decided to extend the project for another year.--