Organizing Khmer language training for officials and civil servants in Bac Lieu province

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(TVU) On the morning of November 20th, the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Board of Bac Lieu province coordinated with Tra Vinh University to organize the opening ceremony for a Khmer language training course for 111 officials and civil servants in Bac Lieu province. The program took place at Bac Lieu University.At the opening ceremony, there were Mr. To Thanh Phuong, the Head of the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Board of Bac Lieu province, Mr. Tien Hai Ly, the Vice Rector of Bac Lieu University, officials and civil servants from the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Board of Bac Lieu province, representatives from local Ethnic and Religious Affairs Board in Bac Lieu province, and 111 students of this course.

On the side of Tra Vinh University, there was Dr. Thach Thi Dan, Vice Rector of Tra Vinh University, and Dr. Cao Thi Hong Cam, Director of Victory Informatics – Foreign Languages Center and teachers teaching Khmer language.

In the speech at the opening ceremony, Dr. Thach Thi Dan, Vice Rector of Tra Vinh University, stated: “The Ethnic and Religious Affairs Board of Bac Lieu province and Tra Vinh University have closely collaborated in the implementation of the National Target Program for Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas. This includes organizing Khmer language training courses for officials and civil servants in Bac Lieu province.”

The Vice Rector added that Tra Vinh University possesses an adequate workforce and experience in Khmer language training which ensure the training course progresses according to schedule and objectives. After completion of the course, the participants will have grasped of the fundamental knowledge and necessary skills to use the Khmer language. These serve as a foundation for further advanced studies and self-improvement after the course. From that, it will enable the participants to effectively utilize the Khmer language in their work, contribute to the correct understanding of the Party’s and the State’s policies and directions, and foster connections with ethnic communities.

Mr. To Thanh Phuong, Head of the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Board of Bac Lieu province, mentioned that in some areas of Bac Lieu province, there is a significant Khmer population, but the number of officials and civil servants can speak the Khmer language is very limited. Therefore, the implementation of Khmer language training courses is a necessary task to fulfill national objectives and improve the livelihoods of the people, especially ethnic minority communities. These courses contribute to the training of Khmer language skills for officials, allowing them to apply it in practical situations and enhance the effectiveness of their work.

He suggests that the students allocate their study time seriously, promote their self-learning and self-improvement abilities, and fully embrace their roles as students, officials, civil servants. They are able to achieve their learning objectives and contribute to the national target of enhancing communication and mobilizing ethnic minority communities for socio-economic development in their province.

Huynh Thi Bich Nga, a student currently working in Tau Lang hamlet, Vinh Trach commune, Bac Lieu City, expressed that participating in the course is both beneficial and practical to meet needs and tasks at a workplace. She and her classmates are committed to studying diligently, complying with the regulations of the University and classroom, and applying Khmer language knowledge and skills to community engagement and supporting fellow community members, particularly those of the Khmer ethnic minority in their daily lives. These can contribute to contribute to the local socio-economic enhancement.

By Ngoc Tram