Chu Van An High School awarded Independence Order hinh anh 1Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 3 presents the State’s third-class Independence Order to Chu Van An High School. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 3 presented the State’s third-class Independence Order to Chu Van An High School, one of the most prestigious schools in Vietnam, during a ceremony to celebrate its 110th anniversary.

The order was a recognition of the school’s excellent performance in education and training, contributing to the national cause of building socialism and safeguarding the country.

Ngan congratulated Chu Van An High School and generations of teachers and students on the school’s 110th founding anniversary (1908 – 2018), saying as one of the oldest schools in the country, Chu Van An, previously known as Buoi School, was the place where many well-known figures started their career as teachers like literary scholar and educationalist Duong Quang Ham, professor of mathematics, linguist, historian and educationalist Hoang Xuan Han and late Minister of Education Nguyen Van Huyen

Hundreds of the school’s alumni have become successful scientists, engineers, doctors, artists, farmed force heroes and businessmen. The school has also produced many Vietnamese great leaders, including General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Van Cu and Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, she said.

President Ho Chi Minh visited the school five times and launched revolutionary education movements here, she added.

She further noted that during more than a century since Chu Van An High School was established, it has remained as one of the top education providers of the country with high numbers of students who pass high school and university entrance exams, and study broad.

The top legislator praised the school for well preserving traditional values and fostering innovation to make breakthroughs in the era of integration. Good progress has been seen in the school’s provision of the dual degree programme of Vietnamese national high school diploma and Cambridge International A-level as well as the implementation of the pilot project to develop it as a high-quality national school that meets international standards, she said, adding that it has reflected the school’s great efforts to becoming more dynamic.

Ngan hoped that the school’s teachers, staff and students will keep up their good work to live up to the reputation of a school named after famous teacher Chu Van An and the trust of the Party, State and people. –VNA