Students attend an opening ceremony of the 2016-2017 school year (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – About 22.5 million students participated in opening ceremonies for the new academic year at schools throughout the country on September 5.

On the occasion, President Tran Dai Quang sent his greetings to education workers and students across the country while Party and State leaders attended ceremonies in schools nationwide.

The Ministry of Education and Training instructed schools to organise joyful ceremonies, encouraging teachers and students to strive for better academic results.

In the new academic year, renovations in teaching methods and school discipline are expected to continue across the country, aiming to improve education quality./.