High-ranking officials of the Party and State participated in opening ceremonies for the new academic year at schools throughout the country on September 5, encouraging the teaching staff and students to strive for better academic results.

In Hanoi, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh shared the joy with students at the High School for the Gifted under the Hanoi National University.

During nearly 50 years in operation, students of the school have won a total of 169 medals, including 42 gold, at international olympiads. During the 2013–2014 school year, students from the school secured six out of the 23 Vietnamese medals won in international olympiads, and six more medals in Asian events. A number of leading Vietnamese mathematicians and physicists, such as Professor Ngo Bao Chau and Professor Dam Thanh Son, graduated from this school.

During the ceremony, Le Hong Anh hailed the school’s achievements and called upon the school to continue improving their comprehensive education, asking the teachers to increase their knowledge and teaching skills, and the students to be more active learners.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan shared the same sentiments when participating in a similar event at Nam Tu Liem Junior High School in Hanoi.

On the same day, To Huy Rua, head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation, attended the new school year ceremony at the High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

In the central province of Ha Tinh, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan addressed the opening ceremony at the primary school in Duc Tho Town and awarded scholarships to 20 outstanding students.

The Pleiku High School in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam to its ceremony, while Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh attended the event at Ha Long High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Quang Ninh.-VNA