Credit package proposed to support students in purchasing equipment for online studies | Society


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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Finance offered the government a package of credits to help poor pupils and students buy computers and equipment to service their online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the proposal, students from poor and near-poor families as well as those facing difficulties due to COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic, including students whose father or mother has died of the disease, will be able to obtain loans to purchase computers under the “Computers and Internet Services for Children” program.

According to the ministry, eligible students are those who do not have a computer or equipment to study online and have not yet received any support in the field.

People’s committees of communes and districts are responsible for establishing and verifying lists of beneficiaries before submitting them to the Vietnamese Bank of Social Policies for approval.

The maximum loan value will be VND 7 million (USD 307) per student, according to the proposal, which estimates the total capital of the program to be around VND 3.5 trillion (USD 153.86 million). The term of the loans is less than one year with an interest rate of zero percent.

The program will be carried out just after its approval by the Prime Minister until March 31, 2022.

Initially, the program’s resources will come from the 7.5 trillion dong credit program implemented by the Vietnamese Bank for Social Policies, which was designed for employers to borrow to pay their employees’ salaries but received little support. requests./.


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