Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính speaks at the working session with the Ministry of Education and Training in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Human resources have decisive significance in national construction and development, and education plays a very important role in human resources development, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said at a working session with the Ministry of Education and Training on Thursday.
The PM acknowledged the substantial results the education sector has made in implementing Resolution 29 of the Party Central Committee on comprehensive and essential reform of education and training, one of which was the improved quality of general and tertiary education as well as vocational training.
PM Chính also highlighted the major problems of the sector, particularly limitations in mechanisms and policies, negative phenomena within the sector and shortcomings in management decentralisation.
He required the ministry to focus on key tasks of State management in education and training, which are to build strategies and plans, institutions and mechanisms, and standards and criteria. The ministry should also develop tools to mobilise resources for education development.
The Government leader also urged the sector to pay more attention to communication work to provide the public with a better understanding of its problems and get the public involved in addressing them.
He reminded the sector to work with relevant agencies to implement COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures to ensure health and safety for the more than 1.2 million teachers and nearly 24 million students nationwide.
He also said the sector should study and design measures to fulfil the tasks of the 2020-2021 academic year, including the national senior high school graduation exams.
Minister of Education and Training Nguyễn Kim Sơn presented to the PM several proposals regarding the legal framework for education reform, financial investment for the sector, and the development of the contingent of teachers and educational managers. — VNS