On June 6th, 2018 the Government promulgated Decree No. 86/2018/NĐ-CP regulates on foreign cooperation and investment in education. This Decree came into force from August 01, 2018.
Accordingly, Decree No. 86/2018/NĐ-CP regulates the foreign education program which is introduced in the integrated program shall be accredited by the home country or by an educational competent agency of the aforesaid country. The Minister of Education and Training provides specific provisions for the integration between Vietnamese education programs and foreign education programs.
In addition, The integrated education program shall ensure the objectives of the Vietnamese education program and still satisfy the requirements of the foreign education program; learners shall not be forced to study the same contents again, and the integrated program shall ensure its consistency throughout the class level and the connection between levels for the benefit of students; the aforesaid program shall also ensure that students are allowed for volunteer participation and shall not overwhelm them.
Besides, this Decree also provides the size of class and the facilities shall satisfy the requirements of the integrated program and shall not affect the teaching activities of the Vietnamese educational institution during the cooperation process. Vietnamese teaching staff and teacher assigned to teach an integrated education program shall satisfy the training requirements according to the regulations of Vietnam’s laws; Foreign teachers assigned to teach an integrated program shall have a bachelor’s degree corresponding to his/her teaching majors and shall also have a teacher certificate or equivalent.
Therefore, Decree No. 86/2018/NĐ-CP had specific regulations on foreign education program which is apply to teach in Vietnam, establish standards, conditions to ensure the appropriateness of educational activities in Vietnam, contributing to facilitate the implementation of investment has the most general view before investing in Vietnam in this field.