September 29, 2020 07:16 | About us
Language: Tiếng Việt | ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ | ខ្មែរ | русский | 中文

Millions of Vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony

10:25 | 05/09/2020

On September 5 morning, schools of all levels in Vietnam start a new school year, both offline and online. Given the complicated development of the COVID-19 in certain provinces and cities, the 2020-2021 new school year ceremony is celebrated like never before.

boy carries handicapped friend piggyback to school over 10 years Boy carries handicapped friend piggyback to school over 10 years
how nursery children in thailand keep strictest social distancing during covid 19 How nursery children in Thailand keep strictest social distancing during Covid-19?
a harvard universitys professor faces new tax charges linked to a chinese school A Harvard University's Professor faces new tax charges linked to a Chinese school
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
(Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong)

While most educational facilities hold the ceremony in a shorter time than the previous years, with numbers of students attend the ceremony reduced to a minimum, schools in pandemic-heavily-stricken localities turn to online platforms to welcome the new school year, an unprecedented move recorded to date.

At schools where the teachers and students meet in person for the ceremony, all preventive measures must strictly be obeyed. All classrooms and interior furniture, schoolyards, toilet areas had earlier carefully sanitized. Teachers and students are ensured they have their body temperature checked before entering schools, and their hands cleaned with sanitizers, or water and soap. Those with symptoms like fever, cough, breathing difficulties, are not eligible for the ceremony.

Student parades, balloons releasing, and ceremony rehearsal in many schools are omitted this year.

Earlier on September 4, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong extended his sentiments and best wishes to teachers, educational managers and employees who are working in the educational sector, along with all students and parents nationwide in a letter sent to all in the educational sectors.

In the letter, he wrote that in the 2019-2020 academic year, although the Covid-19 epidemic has directly and seriously affected the activities of the education sector, with the spirit of "Pause going to school but do not stop studying", the education sector has actively and successfully implemented epidemic prevention and control as well as ensuring the completion of the school year plan.

In the new school year 2020-2021, as the Covid-19 epidemic may still witness new developments, the education sector should continue to thoroughly grasp and effectively implement the Party and State's undertakings and policies on education and training; overcome all difficulties to implement both epidemic prevention and control as well as organizing learning for students as best as possible, he suggested.

Meanwhile, the education sector also should focus on improving the quality of education and training, especially the training of high-quality human resources, to meet the demands of the cause of national industrialization and modernization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Nhan Dan online reported.

Below are some images for a closer insight into the new school year ceremony across Vietnam.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh beat the drum to start the new school year at Le Quy Don High School, Ho Chi Minh City, on the morning of September 5 (Video: VNE)

millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
(Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong)
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
(Photo: VNE)
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
(Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong)
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
(Photo: Viet Bao)
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
Students in Nguyen Binh Khiem high school must wear face masks while attending the ceremony (Photo: VNE)
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
(Photo: Viet Giai Tri)
millions of vietnamese students start new school year in unprecedented ceremony
One student is checked for body temperature (Photo: VNE)
the ministry of education and training determines the complete time of the school year 2019 2020 The Ministry of Education and Training determines the complete time of the school year 2019-2020

Due to schools' closures against COVID-19 outbreak, many timelines of the school year 2019-2020 will be changed. In particular, the finished time of the school ...

peacetrees vietnam presents gifts for children ahead of new school year PeaceTrees Vietnam presents gifts for children ahead of new school year

Recently, PeaceTrees Vietnam (PTVN) has gifted new school bags for 166 graduates from across 14 kindergartens in Quang Tri province to use when they enter ...

students to be fully vaccinated in the coming school year Students to be fully vaccinated in the coming school year

In the next school year any students who has not had their vaccinations will be told they must be immunised to prevent diseases.

Jasmine Le