Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the conference (Source: VNA)

While addressing the education sector’s national conference held online on October 31, Dam stressed that education is a leading national policy and a mission of the entire political system, and cannot be separated from the country’s socio-economic development conditions.

Staff streamlining is necessary, but it must not cause a lack of teachers, he added.

The Deputy PM requested the education sector to listen to public opinions in educational reforms so as to reach high consensus in society.

He also took the occasion to commend efforts made by over 1.3 million teachers and educational management officials as well as millions of former teachers to contribute to the education cause.

Reviewing the 2019-2020 academic year, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha affirmed that despite a lot of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector fulfilled the twin targets of ensuring safety for students and teachers and fulfilling the yearly plan.

To date, over 1.3 million teachers and educational management officials at all levels and nearly 24 million students have been safe after two waves of COVID-19 outbreaks./.

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