Vietnamese students won three gold medals and three silver medals at the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). — Photo dantri.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese students won three gold medals and three silver medals at the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) that ended on Thursday 12 in Doha, Qatar.
The 16th IJSO was co-organised by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar University, from December 3-12, 2019 under the slogan ‘Inspiring Today’s Young Generation for the Skills of Tomorrow’.
Three gold medal winners included Đàm Gia Bảo, Nguyễn Trí Đức and Cao Thúy An, all 10th-grade students of Hà Nội Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.
Three silver medal winners were Đặng Minh Trung and Nguyễn Hoàng Trung, 10th-grade students of Hà Nội Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, and Nguyễn Đình Hiếu, 10th-grade student of Hà Nội’s Nguyễn Huệ High School.
This is the 9th year the Hà Nội Department of Education and Training was assigned by the Ministry of Education and Training and the Hà Nội People's Committee to select and set up a national team representing the country for the IJSO.
An official from the Hà Nội Department of Education and Training told Dân trí online newspaper that this year’s result was a great achievement.
A total of 326 students aged 15 years and younger, from more than 50 countries around the world, have met during the 16th IJSO to test their knowledge and skills in physics, biology and chemistry.
Students passed three tests including a multiple-choice examination, theoretical examination and practical examination.
The IJSO is an annual individual and team competition in the natural sciences for students who are under sixteen years old.
The first IJSO was held in 2004 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Every year, the contest is held in different countries with the purpose of creating a competition of knowledge, encouraging students to approach practical scientific knowledge around the world.
This is also an annual destination for nations to share education experiences in order to develop the quality of education and create momentum for global education cooperation.
In addition, it creates opportunities for cultural exchange between students and teachers in the scientific community. — VNS