The Central Board of Secondary Education has its education system being established in the Southeast nation of Vietnam in a very steady manner. The all-India board for education has been made popular by the founder and chairperson of Ismart Education Foundation, Mr. Navneet Kalia. CBSE has been introduced in the form of three subjects, namely Math, Science and English, for students in junior classes. Mr. Kalia, who has been living in Vietnam for the past 15 years. The three subjects are now taught with the CBSE curriculum in over 25 schools across the country.
Launched about three years back, the Ismart Education Foundation has turned out be very successful in Vietnam, and was crucial in the establishment of the CBSE curriculum in Vietnam. The curriculum helps Vietnamese students learn the three subjects with greater competence. As of now, these subjects are being offered to students of grades 1, 2 and 3. However, there are plans to extend the same into higher classes and senior school classes as well.
Seeing the amount of success that the CBSE subjects have seen in Vietnam, Kalia plans to further its extent in the country. Apart from the 25 schools following the CBSE method for English, Math and Science in Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, and parts in the southeast coast of the country, he plans to create the presence of CBSE in the senior grades as well.
Mr. Kalia has also approached the Human Resources Development Ministry in India, with a request for a ‘partial curriculum' for other countries to be able to gain from the Indian education system. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was in Vietnam for a three-day visit recently.