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CBSE education system making inroads into Vietnam

The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) is slowly but steadily spreading its wings over Vietnam’s school education system, according to a new report.

It does not mean that CBSE will soon take over Vietnam’s own school education system – but the progress so far is worth a few words of praise. The initiative to spread the all-India education system in the Southeast Asian country was taken by Navneet Kalia, Chairperson and Founder, Ismart Education.

Kalia has been living in Vietnam for the past decade-and-a-half. He helped introduce the CBSE teaching methods in three key subjects – Science, Math and English, in junior classes across over two dozens schools in some of the major cities in Vietnam.

“The CBSE method helps fulfil the needs of the Vietnamese students in English, Math and Science. We are focussing only on the grades one, two and three at present, and plan to extend it to senior schools,” Kalia told visiting IANS correspondent, as reported by the Economic Times.

The Ismart Education Foundation was launched three years back, and according to Kalia, the CBSE teaching methods is gaining on popularity which is evident from the fact that more and more schools are joining the bandwagon with every passing year. “Around 1,500 Vietnamese students in grades 1, 2 and 3, in the 25 schools are being taught the three subjects,” Kalia said.

Meanwhile, Kalia has also approached India’s Human Resource Development, HRD ministry seeking assistance in rolling out a “partial curriculum” based on the aforementioned three subjects for all those countries keen to embrace the Indian education system.

“I have seen how the CBSE method is popular in Vietnam. We plan to take it across all schools in the country, and soon take it to other countries in the neighborhood, and even beyond. The CBSE method is as good as the best educational system in the world, so it is good if we can spread it,” said Kalia.

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