Dong Nhan Elementary students line up for an opening ceremony at the school in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: AP

Who needs Mandarin? Drive to succeed pushes Vietnam to bolster English curriculum

Despite improvements in standardised test scores, Vietnam’s weakest link continues to be its educational system, but government directives suggest a renewed focus on English that could unleash a manufacturing dynamo

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Dong Nhan Elementary students line up for an opening ceremony at the school in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: AP
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