Education minister joins flood affected students in belated new school-year ceremonies

Thursday, 2019-09-12 11:37:08
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Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha shares new school year’s joy with children at Tan Hoa Commune’s kindergarten (Photo: Ministry of Education and Training)
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NDO – Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha attended belated ceremonies to kick off the 2019-2020 academic year on September 11 in Tan Hoa Commune, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province, which was the hardest-hit area by recent heavy rains and flooding.

Addressing the new school-year ceremony in Tan Hoa Secondary School, Minister Nha encouraged teachers and students to overcome difficulties to enter a new academic year with full of joy and progresses.

At the Tan Hoa Elementary School, the Minister spent time talking with first graders, who were on first day at school. Since the new educational curriculum will be implemented in the 2020-2021 period, he asked teachers to renovate their teaching methods and get ready for the reformed curriculum.

He also lauded efforts made by local authorities and schoolteachers in overcoming consequences of recent flooding and ensuring safety for students to attend ceremonies to start the new school year.

He expressed his belief that although the new school-year ceremonies in Tan Hoa started later than other localities in the province, the studying and teaching quality at local schools remains on track.

On the occasion, he presented VND400 million to Quang Binh Province’s educational sector to help the locality soon overcome flood consequences.

He also handed over 20 sets of computers to Tan Hoa elementary and secondary schools, and 1,000 boxes of milk to the local kindergarten.

According to Quang Binh Provincial Department of Education and Training heavy rains and flooding from September 2 to 5 unroofed 380 classrooms and two libraries, which damaged a lot of teaching equipment in the province, causing losses estimated at VND15 billion (US$647,000).