Vietnamese students have won 213 Maths Olympiad medals

Posted at: FRIday - 19/09/2014 10:20 - post name: Nguyễn Thị Thùy

Vietnamese students have won 213 Maths Olympiad medals

Vietnamese students have bagged 213 medals, including 52 golds, 94 silvers and 67 bronzes since the International Maths Olympiad in Germany in 1974.

 The information was released at a ceremony held in Hanoi on September 14, organized by the Vietnam Mathematical Society and the National Programme for Mathematics Development, to celebrate 40 years of Vietnamese participation in the IMO.

The event was aimed at honouring IMO medalists, students and teachers for their contributions to the development of maths in Vietnam over the years, and encouraging students to study the subject. 

Addressing the event, Nguyen Thien Nhan, member of the Politburo, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, said numerous maths talents have been discovered through Vietnam’s participation in 38 competitions. They have all showed off Vietnam’s mathematical aptitude to the world, naming Ngo Bao Chau, Dam Thanh Son, Vu Ha Van and others

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien spoke highly of the results over the past 40 years, saying that it reflects Vietnamese peoples’ intelligence and the progress made in education in Vietnam. 

He also called for more investment for the development of maths and education in general.

The Ministry of Education and Training will continue to develop policies that enhance the quality of maths teaching, thus contributing to improving the quality of teaching and learning the subject, he said.

Vietnam first sent a delegation to the IMO in Germany in 1974. Since then, Vietnamese students have participated in 38 IMOs and have usually been in the top ten delegations, according to the Vietnam Mathematical Society.

The celebration for the 40 years of Vietnamese participation in IMO will last through to December 2014, said the society.

Translated by Dic

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