Secretary Hoang Trung Hai presents certificates of merits to outstanding students in Hanoi (Source: VNA)

Hanoi, (VNA) – Hanoi honoured 1,160 outstanding students who achieved top results in the international, regional and domestic competitions in the 2015-2016 school year at a ceremony on May 24.

Addressing the event, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai highlighted the city’s policy on facilitating the development of the education and training sector.

He urged the sector to continue drastic and comprehensive reform in a bid to improve the quality of teaching and management in the future.

The sector needs to focus on building capacity for teaching and managerial staff as well as promoting a learning society, the municipal Party Chief said.

In the 2015-2016 school year, Hanoi’s students at all educational levels grabbed hundreds of prizes at international, regional and national competitions, leading the country in terms of prize numbers.

Currently, there are 2,622 educational institutions across the city, with over 1.7 million students.

School facilities have been upgraded along with efforts to renew the method of teaching and learning to improve the quality of education and training at all levels.-VNA