22 million students to start new school year

September 05, 2017 - 16:39

Schools mark new school year.

President Trần Đại Quang attends the new school year ceremony at Trưng Vương Secondary School in Hà Nội. The school celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. - VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Schools throughout Việt Nam held ceremonies on Tuesday to mark the new school year.

The activities included flag hoisting, the singing of the national anthem and announcement of a presidential letter and cultural performances.

President Trần Đại Quang, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc attended ceremonies at different educational facilities.

The President expressed appreciation at the education sector’s efforts during the past school year.

“In the 2016-17 school year, the quality of schooling improved. Việt Nam teams attending international mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and IT Olympiads attained the highest achievements ever,” Quang wrote in his letter.

In the 2017-18 school year, the President said he wanted education to focus on providing fair access to education for all, improving curriculums and setting up a friendly and safe academic environment.

“I hope all Vietnamese students will promote traditional fondness of learning to serve the Motherland and serve the people,” the President said.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, in the 2017-18 school year, there were more than five million kindergarten children, nearly eight million primary school students, five million secondary school students and 2.4 million high school students. About 1.7 million students are enrolled in universities and colleges throughout the country. — VNS 


Nguyễn Quốc Bình, principal of Việt-Đức High School (Hà Nội), takes a selfie with students. 2017/2018 is his last school year as principal. - Photo: Zing.vn
Văn Lâm Primary School in Phước Nam Ward, Thuận Nam District, Ninh Thuận Province welcomes 150 grade 1 students. - VNA/VNS Photo Công Thử
Heavy and prolonged rain causes landslide in Bánh Village, Tuần Giáo District, Điện Biên Province which obstructs students from attending the new school year ceremony. - VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư

Deputy NA Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng attends the new school year ceremony at Con Cuông High School in Nghệ An Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng
Students of Con Cuông High School in Nghệ An Province are preparing for the ceremony. - VNA/VNS Photo: Thanh Tùng
Grade 10 students of Võ Văn Kiệt High School in HCMC are excited about their first year at the school. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình beats the school’s drum, marking the new school year. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ
Võ Văn Kiệt High School in HCMC’s District 8 holds the new school year ceremony and launch the traffic safety month. Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình attends the ceremony and presents students with helmets. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ