On Nov 1st 2015, DOE solemnly held the 20th anniversary. This marked an important point of the grown and development of a department under a priority university – a centre of education researching of North Central Vietnam and nationwide. This was one of activities chain to celebrate the events of 20th founding anniversary of DOE.
The anniversary was held with the participation of Assoc. Prof. Mai Van Trinh – Director of Testing and Quality Assessment Department– MOET, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ba Minh, Director of Preschool Education Department– MOET, Prof. Dr. Dinh Xuan Khoa, member of Executive Committee of Nghe An provincial Communist Party, Secretary of standing committee, President of Vinh University and generations of DOE’s staff, students over the period.
The DOE’s staff and student generations together brought memories along the development periods, from the early day, with the former establishment of Psychology – Education Section in the years 1960-1961, the Department of Primary Education in 1995 and officially became the Department of Education since October, 2010. Along 20 years of construction and development, the DOE has trained more than 20.000 primary and preschool education teachers for the North Central Vietnam and over the country, including nearly 2,000 masters and doctors. Many of them have become excellent teachers or respected managers and education scientists, holding important positions.
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hien – Dean of the DOE has emphasized in his statement: “In 20 years with deep attachment of relationship between teachers and students, colleagues, studying, working has been a specially precious thing, a vivid sample of wisdom and humanity in a pedagogical collective. It’s became the DOE’s powerful energies which could make each of us be proud and respectful to continue to foster and promote. That’s the happiness for us, who have worked, studied together at DOE in the last 20 years.”
Many former students over 20 years, who now become teachers, pedagogical managers, scientists in education field, have attended the anniversary. Representing the former student of the first course of the Primary Education Section – Nguyen Thi Oanh has paid tribute to her old teachers: “…Our teachers have got wrinkles on face, their hair has turned grey, however we feel happy because they are still healthy, still engrossed in work, teaching, researching to dedicate to the national education. You are always the paragons of virtue for us…20 years is a long period compared to lifetime and we all certainly know that our gratitude and love for our teachers, for our DOE never change”.
At the important moment, marking a new development period of the DOE, members of the DOE always remember that the DOE will maintain and develop platform, advantages, essence of a education scientific researching center; proactively and positively research and implement innovative training methods, objectives, content, curriculum, teaching methods, testing and evaluating methods; strengthen cooperation and exchange, connect and link in training, scientific research, improve capacity, international integration for staff and graduate students, students of DOE.
With the traditions and achievements of 20 years of establishment and development, we hope that DOE will take the powerful strength to steadily head to future, get more successes and become a confidence center of training and scientific research for the national education.