Fifty international Olympiad medallists and students who achieved the best results in the 2014 university entrance exam were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 3.

Over the past two years, all Vietnamese representatives at regional and international Olympiad contests have brought home glory. This year, they won 12 golds and 21 silvers, said Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan.

The Prime Minister awarded certificates of merit to 11 Olympiad gold medal winners.

Other prize-winners and the 10 students with the best scores among 1 million high school graduates sitting for the university entrance this year were granted certificates of merit by the Ministry of Education and Training.

All the students also received rewards from the ministry and several donors.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan took the podium and told the audience that based on nation-wide support, the process of overhauling education-training radically and thoroughly is sure to be a success.

He urged the students to make further efforts, well equipping themselves for professional careers in the future and contributing to the nation.-VNA