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Hundreds of unlicensed foreign language centers in HCMC found

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HCMC – Some 500 foreign language centers in HCMC are either operating with no license or holding expired licenses, the city’s Department of Education and Training announced early this week.

As many as 253 centers have not been licensed to operate, while the licenses of 241 others have expired. Many of them are popular brands and teach foreign languages and computer skills.

The Education and Training Department asked these centers to apply for a license in line with the Government’s Decree 46 or renew their licenses before March 1.

The decree regulates that foreign language centers must have a license to operate, proving that they have sufficient teachers, employees and equipment for educational purposes.

In August 2020, the Eagle English Center, which operated without a license, suddenly closed down its branches and refused to give refunds to the students and salaries to the teachers.

On September 4, 2020, the city government asked the Education and Training Department to collaborate with other agencies to inspect the Eagle English Center and tighten control over the operations of all foreign language and computer skill teaching centers in the city.

By Phuc An

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