The seventh Roundtable Meeting of ASEAN Educational Leaders (RTM) and the fifth Southeast Asia School Principals Forum opened in the central coastal city of Nha Trang on October 30.

As the first of its kind ever held in Vietnam , the events draw the participation of nearly 100 delegates from ASEAN member countries and experts from international organisations like SEAMEO, UNESCO and UNICEF.

During the course of three days, participants introduce the latest models of training and fostering gifted students.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien said Vietnam is one of high-performing countries at international contests. However, the country will invest more in teaching methods, curricula and research facilities for young scientists in the coming time.

On the occasion, Malaysia transferred its RTM and SEASPF chairmanship to Singapore for the next two-year tenure.-VNA