Teachers carry out honourable and proud mission: PM

November 14, 2021 - 17:20

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Sunday meet with 60 outstanding teachers and educational administrators from all over the country, who gathered in Hà Nội to celebrate Teachers’ Day (November 20).


Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính (front row, middle) on Sunday met with 60 outstanding teachers and educational administrators in Hà Nội to celebrate Teachers’ Day (November 20). VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Sunday expressed his sincere thanks for the dedication of generations of teachers and educators across the country.

He was speaking at a meeting with 60 outstanding teachers and educational administrators from all over the country, who gathered in Hà Nội to celebrate Teachers’ Day (November 20).

In attendance were representatives from the ministries of Education and Training, Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs, Internal Affairs, Science and Technology, and Information and Communication.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister of Education and Training Nguyễn Kim Sơn said that for nearly two years, the COVID-19 pandemic had severely affected all socio-economic fields, including education and training.

According to the minister, nearly 20 million students, and more than one million teachers and lecturers across the country were not able to carry out in-person learning and teaching for a long time. Thousands of teachers working in non-public schools had not been paid for a while, making their daily lives a struggle.

“However, all employees, teachers and managers in the sector have worked to overcome the pandemic’s difficulties, promote creativity in teaching, and ensure they bring knowledge to students,” he said.

The teachers and educators expressed their honour, pride and happiness for their job, as well as their determination to continue to devote themselves to the noble mission of education and training, which can help to create a bright future for their students.

Prime Minister Chính stressed that the Party and State always considered education a top national priority.

The State spent a lot of resources and investment on education development, he said. Several policies focused on comprehensive reform of education, in which attention was being paid to developing the contingent of teachers, especially those in remote, border and island areas, he added.

Although the education and training sector was still facing many obstacles, it had made great contributions to fostering the personality and morality of the young generation, improving people's knowledge and training human resources, thus contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, he stressed.

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, the PM praised teachers across the country for their efforts and achievements to overcome difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Teachers and the education and training sector have turned risks and challenges into opportunities and motivation for educational innovations," he said.

According to the PM, Việt Nam is now drastically implementing solutions to innovate education and training. It is an attempt to improve the quality of education at all levels, which places students at the centre and focuses on helping them develop their personality, morality and creativity.

The Government is making efforts to solve problems created by COVID-19 and provide incentives for the sector to adapt to the pandemic. In particular, the Government will continue asking concerned ministries and sectors to review support policies for teachers, especially those working at preschools and non-public education establishments.

The Government leader called on all sectors to support and collaborate with teachers, educators, and educational administrators so they could keep pursuing the honourable and proud mission of shaping the country’s young citizens and future leaders. VNS