President presents Labour Order to int’l Olympiad winners hinh anh 1 President presents Labour Order to int’l Olympiad winners (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc commended and presented the Labour Order to high school students who won international Olympiad competitions and science and technology prizes at a ceremony on in Hanoi on December 18.

At the event, the President awarded six second-class and 11 third-class Labour Orders to 17 high school students for their outstanding achievements in international Olympiads in 2021.

Six students were conferred with the Prime Minister's Certificate of Merits.

In 2021, all seven teams of Vietnamese students participating in international Olympiad competitions won prizes, bringing home 12 gold medals, 13 silvers, 10 bronzes, and two consolation prizes.

Vietnam continues to be in the top 10 countries with the highest results at international Olympiads.

At the 2021 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Vietnam participated virtually for the first time with 7 projects, winning three special prizes and one third prize.

President Phuc also congratulated teachers of the students and the education sector in general on the achievements, which he said is the pride of Vietnam and brings glory to the country.

Vietnamese students’ high achievements at the International Olympiad and science and technology competitions in 2021 in particular and in the 2017-2021 period in general have proved the intelligence and creativity of the Vietnamese people, and the increasing quality of education, he said.

He underlined the important role played by young people in turning Vietnam into a nation of innovation, expressing the hope that the Ministry of Education and Training and relevant agencies will continue to launch innovative movements so that more and more students could develop their talents and contribute to the country./.