In the 2023-2024 school year, Hanoi's education sector will make detailed plans and thematic programs to carry out its tasks successfully, promote information technology (IT) applications, and thoroughly address the admission queues.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Vu Thu Ha said at the conference on tasks and directions for the 2023-2024 school year held by the city's Department of Education and Training on August 16.
"The city has always identified education as one of the fields that deserves serious attention, and this attention should be concretized by many programs and plans. At the same time, the city government will gear resources on building facilities and improving the quality of schools per the plan," Ha said.
She suggested that the city's education sector focus on improving the quality of teachers, promoting career guidance, and implementing drastic and comprehensive solutions to improve education quality and gradually narrowing the gap between schools.
At the conference, Minister of Education Nguyen Kim Son urged the Hanoi Education Department to make more efforts so that "parents and students do not have to stand in long lines to apply for their children's enrollment," Son stressed.
Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son delivers a speech at the conference. Photo: VNA
He praised the efforts of the capital's education sector in the last academic year 2022-2023, saying that Hanoi has made great progress and achieved excellent results, effectively contributing to the results of the nationwide education sector. "The capital's education system has grown quantitatively and qualitatively," he added.
The minister also demanded that in the new school year, Hanoi's education sector should focus on the education universalization program according to the roadmap devised in 2018. Besides, the city must continue to review school network planning and innovate teaching methods.
According to a report by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, in the 2022-2023 school year, there were more than 2,800 preschools and high schools across the city, with nearly 2.2 million students and about 123,000 teachers. By June 2023, more than 72% of the city's public schools met national standards.
In the past academic year, the capital maintained its leading position regarding competition prizes, with eight students winning international prizes and 141 students bagging the title of excellent students in the National High School Competition.
With many practical solutions, including special attention to low-achieving students, the city attained a high school graduation rate of 99.56% in 2023, ranking 16th in the country, up 11 places from the previous year.
"Hanoi is also one of the four localities in the country recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training to meet the standard of universalizing secondary education," the report said.