On July 9th, 2018, the Appraisal Council of the Ministry of Education and Training organized a a factual appraisal of the scheme of transferring An Giang University (AGU) to be a member of the Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City. (VNU-HCM)
The Appraisal Council was led by Mr Pham Xuan Hau - Deputy of Director General, Department of Personnel and Organisation, Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) with members who were representatives of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The appraisal had the presence of Mr Nguyen Thanh Binh, Member of Provincial Standing Committee, Vice Chairman of An Giang Giang Provincial People’s Committee, President of An Giang University Council; Assoc.Prof.Dr Nguyen Tan Phat, Department Director of Personnel and Organisation of VNU-HCM; Representatives of provincial departments, agencies of An Giang; Heads of Party Committee, Rector Board and Heads of offices in AGU.
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Tan Phat on behalf of Drafting Board presented the Scheme of transferring AGU to be a member of VNU-HCM. The scheme stated clearly the necessity, objective and feasibility of the transformation; the rationale in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of VNU-HCM and AGU in order to strengthen the VNU-HCM and complement the weak points for AGU. It also reflects the effectiveness of the Scheme as it benefits the long-term development strategy of the two parties. The scheme has been developed in accordance with AGU’s development needs and the necessity to develop human resources, socio-economic development of An Giang and the Mekong Delta; set up a model of "flying-geese pattern" in the developing higher education; contribute to implementing the policies of fundamental and comprehensive reform in higher education in Vietnam.
After listening to the report, the members of the Appraisal Council had some additional comments on the scheme on issues such as: Legal basis, asset information, financial and autonomous situation, organization and staff, ...
Speaking at the meeting, the Vice Chairman of the An Giang Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh highly agreed with the feedbacks of the Appraisal council and said that the Provincial People’s Committee would supplement the legal bases to complete the scheme. In addition, the Vice Chairman also requested representatives of provincial departments to closely coordinate with the Drafting Committee to timely support the work of finalizing and implementing the scheme.
Making the conclusion at the meeting, Mr Pham Xuan Hau, Deputy Director General of the Organization and Personnel Department, MOET, confirmed that the scheme of transferring AGU to be a member of the VNU-HCM was in line with the content of Official Letter No. 2174 / TTg-KGVX dated December 07th 2016 of the Prime Minister. Basing on reports from VNU-HCM and feedback of the participants, the Appraisal Council unanimously passed the scheme and the suggest the An Giang provincial Leaders coordinate with VNU-HCM to finalize the file.
Additionally, Mr Appraisal Council Leader suggested the representatives from Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning and Investment soon give response by official document once receiving the scheme file so that the MOET present to the Prime Minister for approval.
Anh Thu - Enews
Translated by Nauy