As many as 160 teachers across the country were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 17 for their outstanding performance in patriotic and educational campaigns launched by the education sector over the past five years (2008-2013).

Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan extended his best wishes to the teachers on the occasion of the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20).

The Party and Government always consider teachers key and decisive in the country’s education and training cause, he said.

The VFF leader praised the sector’s significant and positive contributions to intellectual standards, human resource development, socio-economic growth, political security and international integration.

Among the awardees were teachers from remote, border and island areas, who have overcome various difficulties to bring knowledge to their students.

At the ceremony, which was held by the Ministry of Education and Training, many exchanged their viewpoints on salaries and social security received by teachers, especially those working at pre-schools and universities.-VNA