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Hanoi (VNA) – A symposium on ensuring child safety at preschools opened in Hanoi on April 8.

The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), attracting the participation of educational managers, psychological experts, education schools and preschools in the city.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Nghia stressed that ensuring child safety at preschools is the responsibility of teachers, managing officials and educational units. The work will also assure a child’s growth as well as developing the country’s human resources for the future.

Head of Preschool Education Department Nguyen Ba Minh said guaranteeing safety for children at preschools is a priority task, determining children’s nursing, and education quality.

The number of preschools has increased in recent years and the proportion of children attending nursery schools has risen sharply in every new school year.

Delegates at the event discussed how to manage and evaluate the current situation of ensuring children safety at preschools, and proposed ideas to create a safe environment at schools and classes for children.-VNA