Speaking at the ceremony, the President urged staff and students of the school
to build on past achievements to improve teaching and learning, deserving the
“leading flag” of the city’s education sector and the nation’s.
The school was asked to discover and foster talents and improve the skills of managerial and teaching staff.
He wished that students would strive and nourish their ambitions to become good citizens, contributing to the nation.
The same day, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a ceremony to begin the new school year at Le Hong Phong School for Gifted Students in Ho Chi Minh City.
Addressing the event, the NA leader lauded its students for winning six international, 66 national, 70 regional and 411 city prizes in the past school year.
She asked the city to prioritise land and funding for education-training and renew management mechanism in the field.
As a new education scheme is to be piloted, she called attention to training and teachers and offering them many incentives, thus attracting quality education personnel.
The top legislator suggested raising students’ awareness of political ideology, social and start-up skills, towards training them into global citizens.
On the occasion, she presented gifts to well-performing students who were admitted to major universities in the city.
In Tu Mo Rong district, the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc beat the drum to kick off new school year at Tu Mo Rong ethnic boarding school.
The school is home to 14 classes with 385 students, 382 of whom are ethnic minorities.
In his speech, the PM affirmed that the Party, State and Government always create favourable conditions for students and young generations of ethnic minority groups to develop themselves.
He expressed his delight at the fact that 98.7 percent of students passed the high school graduation examination and 30 percent were admitted to universities and colleges in the past school year.
The leader requested enhancing teaching equipment, creating a friendly, safe and healthy learning environment for students while giving priority to children of poor and invalids’ families.
At the event, he also presented 500 sets of textbooks to students. Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Do Van Chien and Health Minister Nguyen Kim Tien handed over 50 million VND (2,100 USD) to teachers and students of the school.