The Central Committee of the Vietnam Students’ Association (VSA) will convene its ninth National Congress in Hanoi from December 27-29 to set out its tasks for the next tenure and elect a 99-member executive board.

With the slogan “Vietnamese students striving to study, to be creative, do voluntary work and integration”, 650 students representing their two million peers across the nation will adopt key documents, said VSA Chairman Nguyen Dac Vinh.

He said that they will hold dialogues with officials of the Government, the Ministry of Education and Training and other relevant agencies, whereby they will gain a better understanding of the Party and State’s policies on high-quality human resources training and employment, among others.

They will also offer incense at a memorial dedicated to fallen martyrs and pay tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.

Earlier, the VSA launched a 30-day emulation campaign running until December 16, a festival of young creative students on December 15, and a music tour from November 5 – December 27.

Those who achieve academic excellence and contribute efforts to students’ movements will be honoured at the annual January Star award ceremony in Hanoi on December 27.

As a socio-political body with 22 chapters in cities and provinces nationwide, the VSA also groups 47 centrally-run school-level chapters, and five abroad in France, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.-VNA