Ceremony honours exemplary ethnic minority students in 2017

Saturday, 2017-11-04 10:04:49
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Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the ceremony.
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NDO – More than 160 exemplary ethnic minority (EM) students in 2017 were honoured at a ceremony held by the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs in Hanoi on November 4.

The event featured the attendance of Truong Hoa Binh, Politburo member and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister; Phung Quoc Hien, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly; and Tran Thanh Man, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

Praising the honourees, Deputy PM Binh affirmed the Party and State’s consistent perspective on considering education and training as well as science and technology as national policies of top priority.

A number of priority policies for the development of education in EM and mountainous regions, resulting in significant results over the past few years, with the quality of EM human resources having considerably improved, thus contributing to boosting local socio-economic development and poverty reduction, he stated.

The EM and mountainous regions remain the most disadvantaged localities across the country, Binh said, highlighting investment in developing education and training as a crucial solution for sustainable socio-economic development and poverty mitigation in these regions.

He asked the Committee on EM Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Training to continue reviewing, studying and consulting the Government with supplementary policies for the development of the EM human resources; whilst urging all levels of Party organisations, authorities and unions to give continuous material and spiritual care for teachers and students in remote and isolated areas, and provide favourable conditions for the development of the educational sector in the EM and mountainous regions

The deputy PM encouraged the EM students to exert further efforts in their study, in order to become productive citizens and use their talent for the country in the era of economic integration, thus contributing practically to affirming Vietnam’s position to international friends.

According to Do Van Chien, Minister and Chairman of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, among the honourees, there were 95 prizewinners from the national contest for the gifted high school students, 62 students who earned high marks in the National High School Exam and four medalists at regional and Asian sports competitions.

The Party and State leaders present certificates of merit to the exemplary ethnic minority students.