Teachers are decisive factor in the success of educational reform

15:03 | 20/11/2017 Society

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha has emphasised that teachers and educational managers are the decisive factor in fundamentally and comprehensively reforming Vietnam’s education and training sector.

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha at a meeting in Hanoi in November 2016 with outstanding teachers who are working in island districts and communes across the country - Photo: cand.com.vn

In his letter that he sent to teachers and those working in the education sector on the occasion of the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20), Minister Nha conveyed his best wishes to them on their traditional day.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the education sector has gained significant results in reforming its teaching and learning methods, improving the infrastructure in educational facilities, and enhancing the qualifications of teaching staff at all levels.

He also noted with pleasure that the 2017 high school graduation and university entrance exams were held successfully and that Vietnamese students obtained high results at the international Olympiads.

He praised the teachers and educational staff for their great efforts and huge contributions to the overall success of the sector, particularly those in mountainous and remote areas, sea and islands regions.

He called for every effort from teachers and staff in the education sector in overcoming difficulties, realising the tasks and solutions set for the 2017-2018 academic year, and pushing ahead with reforms in teaching and management methods.

In celebration of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, 40 outstanding teachers in Ho Chi Minh City were honoured with the Vo Truong Toan award at a ceremony held on November 19, in recognition of their innovative teaching methods and great contributions to the education sector.

The Vo Truong Toan award, co-organised by the city Department of Education and Training, Sai Gon Giai Phong (Saigon Liberty) newspaper, and Prudential Vietnam Company, has been granted to a total of 576 teachers in the city since it was first launched in 1998.

Celebrations were also held yesterday at universities and colleges across the country to observe the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day.