President Truong Tan Sang has met with 104 outstanding teachers from pre-school to tertiary levels nationwide, who are in Hanoi to attend a ceremony commending their achievements over the last five years.

At the meeting on November 16, the president welcomed the Ministry of Education and Training’s initiative to organise the ceremony.

He also spoke highly of the ministry’s achievements in providing universal education at primary and secondary levels, and improving human resources training at tertiary education.

However, he said that shortcomings still remain and so the Party and State are discussing the renovation of the education sector to serve the country’s industrialisation and modernisation more effectively.

He also asked to the teachers to continue contributing to the country’s education and training sector.

The teachers, for their part, proposed the Party and State pay due attention to supporting the teachers, particularly those at pre-school and tertiary education levels.-VNA