Three Vietnamese students will take part in the finals of the Microsoft Office Specialist Word Championship 2014 (MOSWC) in California, the US, from July 27-30.

The information was released at an awarding ceremony of the national MOSWC 2014 co-organised by IIG Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City’s University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology on June 11.

They are Tran Duc Duy, 10th grader from Dinh Thien Ly School, Bui Huu Hong Hai from the University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology, and Tran Minh Tien from the Banking University of HCM City. They won first prizes at MOS PowerPoint, MOS Word and MOS Excel, respectively.
This is the 5th year the competition has been held in Vietnam.

Nguyen Vinh Hien, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, said that the competition provides an intellectual playground for the younger generation in Vietnam, thereby enhancing computer skills and work performance for the future labour force in Vietnam.

It also helped Vietnam standardise office computer skills for Vietnamese students to meet international standards, he noted, adding it is also an opportunity for schools to modernise their computer training programmes.

At the event, the Ministry of Education and Training, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and IIG Vietnam signed an agreement to jointly organise the competition for the 2015-2019 period.-VNA