More than 60 participants from Line Ministries, Departments of the Ministry of Education and Sports and various other stakeholder attended a High Level workshop on preparing a Prime Minister’s Decree on Lifelong Learning Policy. In her opening remarks, Mrs. Sengdeuane Lachanthaboune stressed the importance of this issue for the further development of the education system in the country. Mr Ichiro Miyazawa from UNESCO Bangkok explained the concept of Lifelong Learning (LLL) as an guiding principle for all constituencies involved. For example, primary and secondary schools should be responsible for teaching the kids on how to learn independently, pathways should make the transfer between formal and non-formal education more easy.
In his presentation, Mr Le Huy lam, Director of the SEAMEO Center for LLL from Ho Chi Minh explained the efforts and success of the Vietnamese government in building a learning society. It is seen as a joint project, including various ministries, mass organizations and other actors such as media as well as all levels of the administration, from national level to the commune.
In his closing remarks, Dr Ka Saleumsouk informed the participants about the next steps and announced the intention of the Ministry of Education and Sports to get the Decree approved by the end of 2018.