Winners of national press contest on Vietnamese education honoured

Saturday, 2018-11-17 18:20:34
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The four “A” prizes of the national press contest on the cause of Vietnamese education in 2018.
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NDO – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on November 17 to honour the winners of the national press contest on the cause of Vietnamese education in 2018.

The award ceremony was attended by Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training; Journalist Thuan Huu, a member of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Editor-in-Chief of the Nhan Dan Newspaper, Deputy Head of the PCC Communication and Education Commission, and Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association; and representatives of various ministries, branches, agencies and units.

The contest’s jury selected 43 outstanding works from 700 entries to present four “A”, eight “B”, 11 “C” and 20 consolation prizes, along with one special prize selected from the four first prizes of the four press categories. The author of the special prize winning work will be provided with an educational trip to the UK for 14 days with a total value of VND130 million (US$5,590).

The four “A” prizes went to a group of journalists from the Vietnamese People's Army Newspaper; Huynh Sy Cuong from VTV7 channel of the Vietnam Television; Nguyen Tran Anh Thu from VOV2 channel of the Radio the Voice of Vietnam; and a group of journalists from Lao Dong (Labour) online newspaper.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Minister Phung Xuan Nha emphasised that education is one of the areas that has received great attention from the public, because education affects everybody. The press's companion over recent years has helped to bring policies, major changes in education and training closer to the public, while becoming a forum for teachers, education administrators, pupils and students, as well as experts, scientists, and all people to contribute ideas and participate in the renovation process.

This is the first year that the contest has been held, with the aim of honouring authors and written works about educational reforms and inspirational stories from all regions across the country, thereby discovering and showing respect towards the outstanding contributors to Vietnamese education and training.