Leaders share new school year’s joy with students nationwide hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and students of Thap Muoi High School in Thap Muoi district, Dong Thap province, pose for a photo at the new school year ceremony on September 5 (Photo: VNA)

Dong Thap (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan joined teachers and students of the Thap Muoi High School in Thap Muoi district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, in a ceremony starting the 2019-2020 academic year on September 5.

At the event, participants listened to a letter by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on the new academic year.

Chairwoman Ngan said she hopes teachers and students will make unceasing efforts to fulfill tasks for the year and obtain new achievements, thereby helping to equip younger generations – the future masters of Vietnam – with comprehensive knowledge and skills so that they can adequately contribute to the country’s industrialisation, modernisation and integration into the world.

Following late President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings, the Party and State have attached utmost importance to education and included it in the country’s human development strategy, she stressed.

The parliament leader asked the sector to press on with realising the Party and State’s policies on reforming the management and promoting the quality of education, including ethics and life skill education, thereby creating high-quality human resources for the country.

Ngan also expressed her hope that in the new school year, students nationwide will make efforts in learning and self-improvement so as to help turn Vietnam into a strong and prosperous nation that comparable to other countries around the world like what late President Ho Chi Minh aspired.

She also called on Party committees, authorities, socio-economic organisations and people of all strata to join hands in promoting education.

Also on September 5, many other leaders attended new school year celebrations across the country.

Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh participated in the ceremony at the Hoang Hoa Tham Primary School in Thanh Hoa city, the central province of Thanh Hoa.

Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Vo Van Thuong came to share the new school year’s joy with teachers and students of the Chu Van An Secondary School in Ngo Quyen district, the northern city of Hai Phong.

Meanwhile, Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue beat the drum to kick off the 2019-2020 academic year at the Ly Nam De Primary School in Hung Ha district, the northern province of Thai Binh.

The ceremony at the Hung Vuong High School in Viet Tri city, the northern province of Phu Tho, saw the presence of Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh took part in the celebration at the Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in Nam Dinh city, the northern province of Nam Dinh.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam joined teachers and students of the Le Van Tam Primary School in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City in a ceremony to start the new academic year.

There are more than 24 million students at all levels nationwide in the 2019-2020 academic year, which officially began on September 5.-VNA