Completing nine key missions and five groups of solutions
According to Le Ngoc Quang, Deputy Director of the Department of Education and Training, despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the education and training sector has made positive changes in both quantity and quality, while maintaining the quality of education and fulfilling nine missions and five groups of measures to enhance educational quality.
In the 2019-2020 school year, Hanoi had a total of 2,748 kindergartens, high schools and professional secondary schools, an increase of 37 schools over the same period of the 2018-2019 school year, with 60,431 classrooms and 2,044,006 students.
Hanoi continues to affirm its leading position in education quality by wining high prizes at national and international exams. 97.6% of students in Hanoi who sat the 2020 national high school graduation exam are eligible for graduation, up 2.99% compared to 2019.
More efforts have been made to fulfill the targets of building national standards, enhance the application of IT in first grade enrollment and student management towards data synchronization.
Notably, Hanoi has taken effective measures to ensure safety for students when they returned to school after a long break for COVID-19 prevention.
Striving to maintain its leading position
Speaking at the teleconference, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy highly appreciated the outstanding achievements gained by the education and training sector in the 2019-2020 school year.
The outcomes have contributed to the cause of educational development, he stressed.
In a bid to promote the achievements and deal with shortcomings, Quy requested the Department of Education and Training to fully tap in to internal and external sources for high-quality human development so as to meet the city’s socio-economic requirement.
The sector should be determined to keep its achievements and confirm its leading position in realizing Resolution 29/NQ-TW on fundamental and comprehensive innovation in education and training, he underlined.
The Vice Chairman asked for more attention to ensuring enough schools and classrooms in new urban areas, increasing the number and quality of national standard schools, and creating safe and friendly learning environment for students, among others.
He underscored the importance to organize training courses for officials and teachers to improve their professional skills and take measures to raise their ethical standard.
Along with improving the quality of mass education, Vice Chairman Quy demanded the sector to focus on training students who join national and international exams, and expanding international cooperation in the field of education and training.
Especially, the sector should continue to promote the application of IT in management, particularly in innovating teaching and learning methods in association with building electronic schools, he noted, asking for strict implementation of COVID-19 prevention regulations in all schools.
Quy believed that the sector will continue to make greater gains in the 2020-21 school year, making significant contribution to successfully realizing the city’s socio-economic goal set for 2020.