Three MOSWC 2015 Vietnam champions named

16:17 | 16/06/2015 Science - Technology

(VEN) - Of the more than 1,500 participants from 260 elite select teams put together from hundreds of thousands of competitors nationwide, MOSWC 2015 finally picked its three Gold Prize winners for the three competition components of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These brilliant winners will be representing the country in the World Finals in Dallas, Texas, USA, to be underway on August 9 – 12, 2015.

Three MOSWC 2015 Vietnam champions named

The three MOSWC 2015 Vietnam winners

MOS Word Ambassador - Trần Minh Tiến, student of HCMC Banking University. This is the second year in a row Tien holds the MOS Vietnam Ambassador role; MOS Excel Ambassador – Phạm Trường Giang, student of Hanoi Foreign trade University; MOS PowerPoint Ambassador – Nguyễn Thị Hiền Gia, student of Hanoi Foreign trade University.

On June 16, Hanoi, the organizing board for the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) 2015, representing the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), IIG Vietnam, the Military Telecoms Group (Viettel) and Youth Newspaper, held a awarding ceremony of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015 in Vietnam.  

Mr. Doan Hong Nam, head of the MOSWC 2015 organizing board, said: The MOS world championship this year saw a big boost both in terms of quantity and quality, and came with quite a few surprises. Unlike previous years, when the MOS Ambassador titles were like ‘owned’ by competitors from HCMC, this year for the first time has two out of the three champions coming from Hanoi. 2015 is also the first year that has the involvement of 12 provincial Education and Training Departments, in addition to the traditional participation of universities, community colleges and vocational schools like the other years. School students attending MOSWC 2015 represent 54% of the total, compared to 38% of 2014, and those making the Country Finals accounted for 15% of all the examinees in this round. That is a major step ahead for this competition, because it shows a change in awareness on the importance of office computer skills for school students from all Education-Training Departments in the country”.

Regarding awards, MOSWC 2015 Vietnam accords with the World Finals rules - a Gold medal, a Silver medal, a Bronze medal and 30 consolation prizes. This is also the first year all winners of the first, second and third prizes receive a certificate of commendation from the Minister of Education and Training, similar to National Elite Student competitions in Vietnam.

The MOSWC 2015 review and prize award event also honored provincial Education-Training Departments for their active involvement in the event, and the five schools with excellent performance this year.

At the review and prize award event, Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan gave credit to the great contribution of MOSWC 2015 co-organizers, as well as commendations and encouragement to the three MOSWC 2015 Vietnam winners who are making their way to the world championship in USA. The Minister said: “The world finals is very important. Therefore, I suggest that the organizing board spends serious time for review and adopt the right approach in coaching the three MOSWC Ambassadors of this year, so that they have the best knowledge, skills and mentality to come into World Finals in USA come this August”.

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship – MOSWC is the world’s largest competition on Microsoft Office skills, spanning over 100 countries. In Vietnam, MOSWC has now become the biggest national scale world class computer proficiency competition.

Minh Ly