ABE was honoured to receive a delegation from Vietnam recently. The delegation was made up of 9 key people representing the Vietnam Ministry of Education and two directors from Binh Minh group. Our Area Manager for Vietnam Hoang Ngoc Tu accompanied the visitors.
Our CEO Gareth received the group and introduced them to everyone at ABE, then we whisked them off to a nearby venue for presentations and lunch.
Gareth shared ABE’s vision and mission with the delegates. He emphasized our commitment towards building ABE in Vietnam and getting our programmes approved by the Ministry of Education. He spoke about our focus on being the market leader for Entrepreneurship and Vocational programmes and how this could help the Vietnamese economy and the country.
This was followed by a product presentation outlining ABE’s plans for Vietnam. Next, we explored how Vietnam is becoming ever more digital and stats about digital. We also talked about our commitment to help the Vietnamese Government with its National 2020 language project.
Mr Ngijyen Dijc Thai, Director of Department of Infrastructures, Ministry of Education and Training, thanked Gareth and the ABE team for hosting the delegation. He promised that they are committed in helping ABE to grow in Vietnam and confirmed that the Ministry of Education will support ABE in Vietnam. He stressed the importance of vocational programmes, short courses and how ABE could fill the gap of providing affordable UK degrees for Vietnamese learners. He suggested that top up degrees and progression pathways are important.
The presentations were followed by a ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Gareth signed the MOU with Nguyen Hong Hai, Director of Binh Minh group for collaborative partnership. The MOU will open doors for growing ABE in the Vietnamese market. Binh Minh group have interests in Education, Technology and Agriculture. They have developed their own English programme which is recognised by Hanoi Department of Education and Training and is taught in more than 2000 classes in schools in Hanoi. They now have more than 200 foreign teachers teaching in many districts of Vietnam with thousands of learners.