Leaders join new school year openings nationwide

Tuesday, 2017-09-05 16:54:55
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Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan grants the traditional flag to Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted, Ho Chi Minh City, September 5. (Credit: thanhuytphcm.vn)
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NDO – Party and State leaders joined the joyful atmosphere with local students and teachers nationwide on the occasion of the beginning of the new 2017-2018 school year on September 5.

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The Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate its 90th anniversary and kick start the 2017-2018 school year.

On behalf of the city leaders, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan sent congratulations to the generations of teachers and students on the occasion of the school's 90th birthday. With a long tradition of patriotic history and a fondness for learning, the city leader expressed his wish that in the near future, the school will continue to work harder and gain further success in their training career.

Secretary Nhan sent his message to teachers, urging them to continue their efforts in "cultivating people" and act as a moral example in promoting the spirit of self-learning and creativity. He also asked Le Hong Phong students to affirm their efforts, confidence and creativity to become talented members of society in order to serve the country.

Petrus Ky School was established in 1927 and named after late General Secretary Le Hong Phong since the 1976-1977 school year. The school has trained many generations of talented students, including prominent individuals such as Professor Tran Van Khe, Luu Huu Phuoc, Mai Van Bo, Tran Van On, Pham Thieu, Huynh Tan Phat, Huynh Van Nghe, Tran Dai Nghia and former Presidents Nguyen Minh Triet and Truong Tan Sang.

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam joins a new school year opening ceremony with pupils at Ngoc Ha Elementary School in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh district. (Credit: VGP)

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the opening ceremony of the new school year at Ngoc Ha Primary School, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. In the new school year, Ngoc Ha School will receive an additional 180 pupils in Grade 1.

Deputy PM Dam congratulated the teachers and pupils at the ceremony. In particular, the government official presented gifts and essential supplies for Grade 1 students to encourage them to enter their first year of school life.

On Tuesday morning, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Training attended the opening ceremony of new school year at the Ethnic Boarding School of flood-hit Muong La district, in mountainous northern province of Son La.

Joining the celebration for the new academic year, with teachers and 269 school students, Vice President Thinh praised the achievements and efforts made by teachers and students in the past school year in overcoming difficulties to complete the tasks of developing education for ethnic students.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh joins a group photo with teachers and students of Muong La District Ethnic Minority Boarding School, in Muong La, Son La province. (Credit: NDO)

The vice president suggested that the school promotes comprehensive education, focusing on moral, lifestyles and life skills education in association with ethno-psychological characteristics of ethnic minority students to turn them into respectable citizens, contributing to national construction and defend.

Sending her encouragement to students, whose families have been affected by recent floods in Muong La, Vice President Thinh urged the students to strive to improve in their learning to overcome difficulties. At the same time, she proposed that the local authorities and mass organisations pay attention and make further practical contributions to the cause of education, while supporting schools in Muong La that has suffered heavy losses after the floods.

On the occasion, Vice President Thinh visited and worked with Muong La district on the work for overcoming the consequences of the recent flash floods in the locality. She handed over VND500 million contributed by officials from the Government Office to Muong La district to be used to overcome the damages. The relevant units and enterprises participating in the delegation also provided funding for Muong La district worth a total of over VND2.5 billion.

Politburo member cum Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee Tong Thi Phong attended the opening ceremony of 2017-2018 school year, on September 5, at Con Cuong High School in Nghe An province. The 50-year-old school has 84 teachers and 1,036 students in 33 classes.

NA Vice Chairwoman Phong praised the results obtained by the teachers and pupils of Con Cuong High School in recent years. She asked the school to continue to innovate and improve the quality of education management, school governance and innovation in teaching and learning methods to further improve the quality of comprehensive education for students. The school should build a healthy education environment to provide life skills and integrated education for students, while paying greater attentions to students of ethnic minorities in remote areas and providing more accommodation for disadvantaged students.

On this occasion, Vice Chairwoman Phong presented 20 computers, ten prints, two scanners, 1,000 milk glasses and 100 blankets for boarding students. Nghe An provincial Party Secretary Nguyen Dac Vinh also awarded ten scholarships to disadvantaged students who achieved good academic results in the last school year.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung beats the drum to announce the start of a new school year at Tran Phu High School in Vinh Phuc province, September 5. (Credit: NDO)

On September 5, over 300,000 students in the northern province of Vinh Phuc attended the opening ceremonies for the new 2017-2018 school year. Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung shared the joy of the teachers and students at Tran Phu High School in Vinh Yen city.

In order to effectively perform the tasks for the 2017-2018 school year, the deputy PM requested that the Vinh Phuc education and training sector continue promoting the good traditions from the last few years to overcome difficulties and emulate good teaching and learning.

In particular, to maintain its position as one of the leading units in the country in terms of education and training, Deputy PM Dung urged Vinh Phuc to focus on building a quality teaching staff and education administrators, paying attention to investing in teaching and learning facilities and developing a comprehensive educational environment in all schools across the locale.

Also on the morning of September 5, Deputy PM cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh joined teachers and students of Luong Ngoc Quyen High School in Thai Nguyen province in welcoming the new school year.

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh with teachers and students of Luong Ngoc Quyen High School in Thai Nguyen city. (Credit: VGP)

Deputy PM Minh said that each teacher and student of the school has the right to be proud at over 70 years of tradition at the school, which is named after patriotic martyr Luong Ngoc Quyen, with great contributions to the cause of education accompanying the construction and protection of the motherland, as well as practical contributions to the friendship between Vietnam and neighbouring countries, especially Laos.

The foreign minister expressed his hope that the provincial education sector in general, and Luong Ngoc Quyen High School in particular, would work together to create a new change in the quality and effectiveness of education, while devoting much attention to the cause of education development towards developing high-quality human resources for the cause of building and developing the country.

He also asked the Thai Nguyen authorities and relevant departments, unions, organisations and individuals to continue to pay attention and make more practical contributions to the local education sector and encourage teachers and pupils to emulate good teaching and the learning movement.