Outstanding students at international Olympiads honoured

Saturday, 2018-10-20 12:07:29
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Nguyen Phuong Thao and Pham Duc Anh presented with Labour Order, third class at the ceremony (photo: Quy Tung/NDO)
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NDO –The Ministry of Education and Training held a ceremony on October 19 to honour the Vietnamese winners of international Olympiads in 2018.

This year, every one of the 38 Vietnamese students participating in regional and international Olympiads won medals, including 13 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze medals.

In particular, Nguyen Phuong Thao, a student at Hanoi University of Science - High School for Gifted Students, became the first Vietnamese student to post the highest score among 261 contestants at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Iran.

The Vietnamese Biology team also put in its best performance to date with one gold and two silver medals.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Education and Training, Phung Xuan Nha, praised the Vietnamese Biology team for recording the highest achievement among the five Vietnamese teams attending international Olympiads.

Notably, he hailed Nguyen Phuong Thao for being the “First Winner” of the Biology contest and Pham Duc Anh, from the Hanoi University of Science - High School for Gifted Students, for winning two gold medals at the Chemistry Olympiads for two consecutive years.

At the event, Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai, sent her congratulations to the students, while valuing the efforts made by students and teachers as well as the care for and support of their parents.

She also presented a Labour Order, third class to Nguyen Phuong Thao and Pham Duc Anh for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Vietnamese education sector.