Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training explains the increase in tuition fees
Ho Tan Minh, Chief of the Office of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, affirmed that the city was forced to increase tuition fees in order to have enough legal basis for the issue of tuition fee collection in the 2022-2023 school year.
Specifically, the Government’s Decree 86, issued in 2015 on support levels for study expenses, expires in 2021. During the past time, most localities across the country have adjusted tuition fees every year. year (maximum increase of no more than 7.5% according to regulations), however, HCMC still applies Decree 86 and maintains the previous tuition rate.
Representative of the Department of Education and Training information at the press conference
According to Mr. Minh, if Ho Chi Minh City increases tuition fees by 7.5% every year, when applying the “floor” under Decree 81, the community will not be “shocked” because it is 5 times higher. Because of the cause of growing people, Ho Chi Minh City has maintained the tuition fee according to Decree 86 since 2015 and has not increased until now.In August 2021, the Government issued Decree 81 to replace Decree 86. On October 15, 2021, Decree 81 officially took effect. This is the legal basis for the issue of tuition fees from preschool to high school. Therefore, Ho Chi Minh City is forced to propose adjustments according to the general policy. It is worth mentioning that the “floor” tuition fee of the high school level in Decree 81 is 5 times higher than the tuition fee that Ho Chi Minh City is applying.
Also according to Mr. Minh, as soon as Decree 81 officially takes effect on October 15, 2021 and replaces Decree 86, legally Ho Chi Minh City must make adjustments immediately. At that time, in view of the difficult situation of the whole city right after the peak days of COVID-19 prevention and control, the Department of Education and Training advised the City People’s Committee to delay the adjustment of tuition fees to create the best conditions for students. born at school.
Besides, the Department of Education and Training also advised the City People’s Committee to exempt and reduce tuition fees during the school year when the COVID-19 epidemic swept through. “At this point, it is impossible to go back, Ho Chi Minh City must implement Decree 81 of the Government”– Mr. Minh shared.
The Chief of Office of the Department of Education and Training confirmed that in the proposal to adjust the tuition fee, which is being consulted for completion, the department has advised the lowest “floor” that Decree 81 allows. According to Mr. Minh, tuition fees are only a very small part of the financial structure of schools, which Ho Chi Minh City has long “poured” with the budget to operate the educational network in the area.
Previously, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training proposed to increase the tuition fee for the 2022-2023 school year of high school level up to 5 times higher than the old level, from 60,000 VND to 300,000 VND. The remaining levels of education also increased simultaneously, except for primary school, which remained free of tuition fees as before.
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