Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (ninth from right, first row) and standout teachers and education management officials (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Education decides the development of a society, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at his meeting with 200 teachers representing 1.3 million teachers nationwide in Hanoi on November 19.

He met with standout teachers and education management officials on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20) together with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and other ministry leaders.

He said the quality of teacher is one of the crucial factors to decide the quality of education so the Party and State have always cared about developing a contingent of competent teachers and education management officials.

The leader noted that teachers not only impart knowledge and skills to students but also contribute to helping students develop their personalities.

Via teaching, teachers need to sow good virtues in their students and equip them with necessary attitudes and career capacity to become useful citizens, he said.

Each teacher should be a bright example in terms of ethics, self-study and creativity, helping his students to develop right sentiments, attitudes and behaviors in their interaction with society and nature, he said.

He affirmed that the Party and State will continue paying attention to enabling teachers to make the best use of their capacity and creative ability.

He suggested studying mechanisms and policies to improve the quality of teachers and the capacity of education management officials, especially in providing consultancy and policy-making service.

Educational facilities should pay heeds to building a healthy, friendly, and democratic educational environment and to the spiritual and material life of teachers, he added.-VNA