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Chinese Confucian educational system was used until around 1954 when Vietnam was
divided. At this point, South Vietnam used the United States' system,
while the North had mass education and trained with a basis on theories by Karl
Marx and Vladmir Lenin. The purpose of the North's system was to train
people for existence in a Communist society.
1975, Vietnam was reunified and the Communist system spread throughout the
country. In spite of this, education and training in technology is
considered to be as important as that of teaching Communist ideals.
1954, literacy was very poor, but after revamping the educational system,
literacy is now at 94% with people 15 and over. Almost all children
receive primary education, which is free and compulsory for the first five
years, but less than half of those children go on to receive the secondary
education. The reason for this is because adequate facilities are not to
be found, especially in the mountainous areas.
education, as can be seen, is not common in Vietnam. In 1995, only 5% of
college-age people were expected to get higher education, but there are some
major universities to be found in the larger cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
and Hue to name a few.
(official), English (increasingly favored as a
second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer;
mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and
15 and over can read and write
expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
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