On March 5, at BESS Vietnam 2019, the signing ceremony which is about IT application in education and training in the period of 2019-2025 between the Ministry of Education and Training with FPT Corporation took place.
British Educational Suppliers Show, BESS Vietnam 2019 was co-organized by the Department of Information Technology and Department of International Cooperation (MoET) in collaboration with British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Viet Sin online network Joint Stock Company. This is the first time the event has been held in Vietnam, contributing to providing opportunities to access educational technology products and services from leading educational institutions and companies in the UK, Singapore, Thailand, the US, etc.
With the theme “From 4.0 Education to 4.0 Industrial Revolution”, the exhibition touched on the “hot” topic in Vietnam, which is the application of information technology to contribute to improving the quality of education and training.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of MOET – Prof. Dr. Phung Xuan Nha said: “The education sector is recognized that strengthening IT applications will create breakthroughs in comprehensive and fundamental innovations of education and training. In the future, we will promote the application of educational and IT technologies; facilitate strong deployment of technology in teaching and learning activities, assessment and educational management; at the same time, promote the cooperation and transfer of educational technologies with domestic and foreign partners, facilitate educational institutions to access advanced technologies, and contribute to improving the quality of education and Human Resources.”
In particular, within the framework of the event, the MOET and FPT Corporation signed a cooperation agreement on the application of information technology in education and training in the period of 2019-2025. This is considered an important step of the MOET in an effort to innovate the entire education sector through technology and contribute to bringing practical benefits to education and training institutions across the country and millions of students.
FPT Chairman of the Board, Truong Gia Binh said: “Vietnam’s success in the 4.0 Industrial Revolution depends heavily on the quality of human resources and FPT is willing to contribute by technology and practically participating in education in the process of developing human resources”.
With 30 years of experience in consulting and application of overall technology services for organizations and institutions in the education sector as well as other socio-economic sectors, FPT will continue to accompany the MOET to boost the IT application in the entire education sector, with the goal of eliminating the gap between education and industry practices. In addition, the two parties hope that cooperation will contribute to the MOET to become one of the pioneering ministries in the digital transformation and operation on a large database and artificial intelligence, contributing to the successful implementation of the Scheme “Enhancing the application of information technology in managing and supporting teaching and learning activities, scientific research, contributing to improving the quality of education and training in the period of 2016-2020 with an orientation to 2025”.
Accordingly, the two parties will cooperate to implement 04 key contents: developing the digital transformation strategy and development strategy of education and training; deploying IT applications in education, training and developing IT human resources; implementing propaganda and dissemination of policies on education and training; and coordinating the implementation of start-up and innovation activities in education and training.
Specifically, FPT Corporation will support the MOET in developing an overall strategy of digital transformation, developing and implementing the Ministry’s e-Government; deploy IT application solutions, contributing to modernizing the university training model; and at the same time, be a strategic partner to promote the movement of innovation and entrepreneurship among students, forming an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
FPT Educational Organization – particularly FPT University – will actively participate in universal activities and intensive training in AI, pioneering training under the new model (EdTech) – associating education with technology, contributing to creating the high quality IT human resources for domestic and international markets, increasing competitiveness for Vietnamese students.
In addition, according to FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh, the UK education is very special with both a long-standing tradition and a modern and outstanding training model which is shifting to meet the 4.0 Industrial Revolution. He affirmed: “As one of the leading technology corporations in Vietnam, we are willing to accept all IT engineers graduating from the UK to work for FPT in the Vietnamese market, as well as at companies and offices in the world.”