The children in the Mekong Delta region have won numerous national and international Robothon competitions – a platform for students to explore real-world issues of today, with creative solutions.

One of the main reasons for their success can be attributed to STEM, an education model specializing in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Can Tho city's students in a STEM class (Photo:

The STEM system was implemented in schools in the city back in 2027, and they are reaping the rewards.

Since the beginning of this school year, all 169 schools have implemented a style of teaching that not only focuses on STEM, but also Informatics.

Last month, three primary school students of Can Tho city won a championship, a first prize and a second prize at the International Robothon Contest held in Malaysia.

The first prize at the National Robothon Contest 2023 also went to a Can Tho city student.

Binh Thuy Primary School had eight students participating in the International Robothon competition in Malaysia, and all won top prizes.

Trinh Thi Nhung, Principal of the Binh Thuy Primary School, said these new teaching models have opened many opportunities for her students.

“We also cooperate with specialized units to teach advanced classes in English, Informatics, computer science programming and Robothon exam preparation for students to enter the competitions,” she said.

Le Minh Kha, an Informatics teacher, said that in STEM Robotics lessons, teachers have chosen gifted students for further training.

Thanks to the efforts of school administrators, during the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching schedules were not interrupted. This helped students prepare for competitions.

In the training process, teachers and students always received support from parents as well as local computer businesses.

Nguyen Minh Quan, a student who took part in the International Robothon Contest, said that the STEM Robotics lessons were very useful, helping him and his friends to be creative and pursue their passion for programming.

“When you have a problem, you will consult the teacher and there will be suggestions on how to best solve problems,” Quan said.

“Robothon contest is a useful playground to exchange and learn from international friends.”

Tran Thanh Binh, Director of Can Tho city's Department of Education and Training, said that the sector has identified STEM Robotics as one of the key educational models.

The department has encouraged schools to establish Robotics clubs, on the basis of consensus between schools and parents, in order to create a playground for children to satisfy their passion for research, creativity, and scientific/technological application to solve life's problems, according to Binh.

Many schools have been creative in improving teaching quality, applying integrated knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to STEM activities in the classroom.

Source: VNA