Leaders celebrate Vietnamese Teachers' Day

On occasion of the coming Vietnamese Teachers Day on November 20th, Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the City People's Committee visited and offered flowers to  the family of late Professor Vu Dinh Hoe, Minister of Education, Minister of Justice, Deputy Chairman of Vietnam Lawyers' Association, Senior Institute of State and Law of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

Chairman Le Hoang Quan burnt incense in memory of late Professor Vu Dinh Hoe, expressing his gratitude for the contributions made by him to the country's education, and stated that he is a good example for future generations of teachers to study and emulate.

Chairman of the City People's Committee Le Hoang Quan (second from R)  visits and offers flowers to the family of late Professor Vu Dinh Hoe (Photo: Mai Hai-SGGP)

On the morning of the same day, November 15, the City Deputy Chairman Hua Ngoc Thuan and representatives of the Department of Education and Training also visited other teachers, namely, Prof. and Dr. Ly Hoa, Hero of Labor, former Rector of the University of HCMC; and Prof. and Dr. Nguyen Thanh Suong, former Vice Chancellor of University of Economics and Finance.

Vice Chairman Thuan wished all teachers good health and hoped that they will continue to contribute to the cause of good education and the economic development of HCMC.

Before that, on the afternoon of November 13, Vice Chairman of People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hong and HCMC Department of Education officials visited the family of Prof. and Dr. Nguyen Van Hanh, former Deputy Director of the National University; Prof. Dr. Truong Minh Ve, former Deputy Director of the National University; Nguyen Thi Yen Thu, former Deputy Director of the City Department of Education.

Also on November 15, at Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (literature temple in Hanoi), Vietnam Study Promotion Association, UNESCO and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a seminar on ‘The role and position of teachers in building social learning, innovation and sustainability.’

Mr. Sziraczki, ILO Director in Vietnam, said that the biggest challenge for Vietnam is how teaching can become a decent profession that is worthy of the status in society. He added that Vietnam has set a shining example for education by spending 20 percent of the national budget for education, but Vietnam still needs a lot more support for universal education.

On the same day, more than 700 teachers in Hanoi attended the ceremony to commend the advanced models and the typical exemplary teacher in the education and training sector in Hanoi in 2012.

Source SGGP, Translated by MT

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