Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam speaks at the education sector’s national conference on Saturday. —VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has urged Party Committees and administrations at all levels to pay more attention to education.
While addressing the education sector’s online national conference held on Saturday, Đam said education is a leading national policy and a mission of the entire political system, and cannot be separated from the country’s socio-economic development conditions.
Staff streamlining is necessary, but it must not cause a lack of teachers, he added.
The Deputy PM requested the education sector listen to public opinions in educational reforms to reach high consensus in society.
He also took the occasion to commend efforts made by more than 1.3 million teachers and educational management officials as well as millions of former teachers to contribute to education.
Reviewing the 2019-2020 academic year, Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ said that despite a lot of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector fulfilled the twin targets of ensuring safety for students and teachers and fulfilling the yearly plan.
To date, 1.3 million teachers and educational management officials at all levels and nearly 24 million students have been safe after two waves of COVID-19 outbreaks. — VNS