Ho Chi Minh City’s 30 best teachers yesterday received SGGP’s Vo Truong Toan Prize for creative and innovative teaching at the Meeting Hall in District 3.
|Editor-in chief of the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper Tran The Tuyen (L) offers a certificate of merit to a teacher at the award ceremony.|
The awards function was attended by Nguyen Van Dua, the city Committee’s deputy standing secretary, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, deputy chairwoman of the People’s Committee, Training Huynh Cong Minh, director of the city Department of Education, and Jack Howell, HCMC-based chief executive of insurance firm Prudential.
The city leaders hailed the teachers for their contribution and hoped the prize would spur them to play a role in developing education in the years ahead.
Do Thi Ngoc Thuy, who teaches civics at Phan Tay Ho Secondary High School in Go Vap District, uses practical problems in her lessons to make them more interesting.
Do Minh Hoang Duc of Nguyen Dinh Chieu Blind School has created a software for spelling to help his students.
Tran Le My Ngoc of Tan Kieng Kindergarten in District 7 stopped working for five years to take care of her children before resuming her 20-year teaching career.
The function was also attended by many students who came to congratulate their teachers.
Nguyen Thi My Le and her friends came with a bouquet for their teacher of 10 years ago, Mgo Van Hoan of Tran Phu High School.
The annual Vo Truong Toan Prize is awarded by the city Education and Training Department and co-sponsored by Prudential.
Deputy PM’s exhortation:
|“For thousands of years, the Vietnamese people have sacrificed their lives for the country to fight off aggressors,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan has written in a letter to teachers and students on Vietnam Teacher’s Day.|
“Vietnamese education and training will overcome all obstacles if people devote themselves to this career. The future of the Vietnamese nation in the 21st century depends on the minds and hearts of teachers.”