More policies to support non-public preschool, primary teachers
The Government has recently issued Decision No.24/2022/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister on support for non-public preschool and primary educational institutions' staffs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on November 30 signed Decision No. 24/2022/QD-TTg on the implementation of policies to support managers, teachers and employees in non-public preschools and primary institutions who are facing difficulties due to COVID-19.
The decision clearly states that the beneficiaries of support are administrators, teachers and staff working at non-public educational institutions, including principals, vice principals, teachers, staff, team leaders, deputy team, professional management, and licensed establishment owners.
This decision stipulates the implementation of policies to support administrators, teachers, employees working at private and household daytime centers, people-found kindergartens, SOS kindergartens, preschools, Hermann Gmeiner primary school in the SOS Children's Village system of Vietnam which had to be temporarily suspended at the request of competent state agencies to prevent and control COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had heavy impacts on education over the past two years. According to statistics, about 103,896 teachers of non-public preschool and primary educational institutions were affected by the pandemic. Of which, there were 101,845 preschool teachers.
Earlier, to remove difficulties for these educational institutions, the National Assembly issued Resolution No.43/2022/QH15 on fiscal and monetary policies to support the programme of socio-economic recovery and development, including a preferential credit package of VND1.4 trillion (US$61.1 million) for non-public preschool and primary educational institutions.
In recent time, the Ministry of Education and Training has also been coordinating with the Ministry of Finance to submit to the Prime Minister additional support policies for teachers working at non-public preschools and primary schools who have not yet received support.