Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, on behalf of the Prime Minister, has recently signed a directive requesting the intensified implementation of the scheme on incorporation of human rights contents in the national education system.
Under Directive 34/CT-TTg, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) is tasked to step up the compilation and distribution of reference materials on human rights education; assist education, training and vocational education institutions nationwide in improving their educational materials; and provide further training courses on human rights for leaders and managers of relevant units.
At the same time, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will have to review programs, textbooks and materials of education levels for adjustment in conformity with the scheme; compile and approve teaching programs and materials for training and education institutions; and guide the incorporation of human rights contents in existing education and training programs as well as plans on renewal of programs and school materials and textbooks of all education levels.
It is assigned to annually work out plans on, and coordinate with relevant agencies in organizing further training courses to update knowledge about human rights for teachers and lecturers who teach relevant subjects.
The MOET is also required to develop a website for disseminating and educating human rights.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, and Ministry of Public Security are tasked to compile programs and materials on human rights for incorporation in training programs of their attached education institutions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be responsible for intensifying the dissemination and publicization of this scheme among international communities, and coordinate with the HCMA in study and exchange of experience with countries that have successfully incorporated human rights contents in their national education systems.
The Ministry of Information and Communications is tasked to provide knowledge about human rights to editor-in-chiefs, reporters and editors of press agencies nationwide; and direct press agencies and the mass media in disseminating the significance of integrating human rights in the national education system.
The Prime Minister also requests provincial-level People’s Committees to speed up the implementation of the scheme in their localities.- (VLLF)