The vice president’s requirement was made during a meeting in Hanoi on November 11 with outstanding teachers who are working in island districts and communes across the nation.
The delegation of teachers is on a visit to the capital city for a programme held by the Ministry of Education and Training and Vietnam Youth Federation tomorrow to honour teachers with significant contributions to the cause of education and training in 2016.
Speaking to outstanding teachers at the meeting, Vice President Thinh stressed that education and training is a noble profession and the Party and State always give priority to the sector, considering it as a top national policy.
Each year, the State uses 20% or more of the central budget for the education sector, she said, adding that over the last 70 years the sector can be proud with its achievement to complete the universalisation of primary education, while fundamentally completing secondary education universalisation and is approaching high school universalisation in several locales.
Currently, there are more than 400 universities and colleges nationwide with an average of over 200 students per 10,000 populations. This is a great development of the education sector compared to 70 years ago, she affirmed.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presents a gift to a teacher at the meeting. (Credit: tienphong.vn)
Regarding difficulties faced by teachers working in the nation’s seas and islands, the vice State president said that the Party and State’s investment in basic infrastructure systems and school facilities have helped naval soldiers, border guards and teachers remain at the nation’s outposts.
Vice President Thinh also expressed her wish that teachers, particularly those in island areas, would help improve literacy for people throughout the country, including islanders. Along with that, each teacher should set an example for students to follow, she added.
The education sector must accomplish three tasks, including improving people's knowledge, developing human resources and fostering talents. The tasks were extremely important for moral but also extremely significant for the sector. "We can be proud and believe that, with the responsibilities of each teacher, the sector will successfully implement the Party Central Committee's Resolution on comprehensively renovate Vietnam’s education," Vice President Thinh stated.
At the meeting, the teachers expressed their pride to be honoured for their contributions, as well as voicing difficulties faced by teachers, students and locals in islands.
They also expressed their determination to stay with their schools, students and profession at the country’s outposts. The teachers proposed the Party and the State continue to pay more attention to education in border, remote and island areas.