New academic year begins for 23 million students in Vietnam

Wednesday, 2018-09-05 10:14:55
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Pupils at Phan Chu Trinh Primary School in Hanoi.
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NDO - More than 23 million Vietnamese pupils and students attended ceremonies to open the 2018-2019 academic year on the morning of September 5 as Vietnam continues to carry out resolutions on comprehensive educational reform.

School opening ceremonies were conducted in a succinct and student-oriented manner and were attended my many Party and State leaders.

President Tran Dai Quang’s letters to pupils and students were read at the ceremonies, followed by drum beating accompanied by songs and dances to welcome the new school year.

In a number of provinces affected by heavy rains and floods, school staff were working hard to clean up the wreckage and waste in order to hold school opening ceremonies as scheduled.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the education sector will continue to implement nine tasks and five groups of measures to enhance educational quality.

For preschool education, the focus will be on building kindergartens near industrial zones and preventing child abuse, while for primary and secondary education, the sector will prepare for a new curriculum and improve the national high-school exam.

At tertiary level, the sector will continue to promote the autonomy of universities and colleges, improve the quality of scientific research, support student start-ups and increase the rate of graduates gaining employment appropriate to their skills.