The second phase of the Profession Oriented Higher Education (POHE) project closing ceremony was organised yesterday in Hanoi.
The ceremony attracted the participation of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the Ministry of Finance, representatives from different universities and educational management experts.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said that the project’s phase one had been conducted successfully since 2005. The project was implemented in eight universities with 10 profession oriented programmes in the fields of tourism and hotels, education, agriculture and forestry, construction, electronics, and information technology.
Based on the satisfactory results of phase one, the POHE project phase two was started in 2012.
The project was important in giving support for the implementation of the Law on University Education, which was about basically and comprehensively renewing education and training, he said.
Deputy minister Ga asked the project management board to review their experiences on profession oriented higher education into a training document for university lecturers to expand the project’s results.
Eight universities taking part in the project should act as consultants to develop the POHE model to other universities and colleges across the country.
Bui Anh Tuan, project director, said that the project created changes in awareness for the university education community.
The MOET and leaders of eight universities taking part in the projects signed a joint statement on developing university education with profession orientation.
After four years, Tuan said, the project helped improve relationship between universities and enterprises. Five lecturer training centres were founded. National forums, conferences and three training courses shared the project’s results to more than 100 universities in the country.