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Vietnamese college creates air-conditioned snooze room for students

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11:30 GMT+7
Vietnamese college creates air-conditioned snooze room for students
Hammocks lie in rows in a nap room at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A major college in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday launched an air-conditioned nap room in an effort to satisfy an increasing need for siestas from its students.

The Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education has become the first higher education institution to provide such a comfortable on-campus sleeping space in Vietnam.

The room used to be a meeting hall measuring 10 meters by 18 meters.

It serves all students here on weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

They can sleep in over 60 hammocks, donated by alumni, teaching staff and members of the public.  

Do Van Dung, president of the university, said many students sat and lay drowsing on the premises while awaiting lectures in the afternoon, typically starting at 12:30 pm.

The moving scene motivated him to designate an area for student naps.

The university is planning to build more space for the same purpose, as it forecasts a growing need to take siestas amongst its students.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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