(VOV) - Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Quang Quy on August 25 presented the “For the Cause of Education and Training” insignia to Kim Byung Kook, President of the Korea Foundation (KF) for his contribution to the development of the Vietnamese education sector.
Mr. Quy said he hopes that the foundation will continue to develop and help strengthen the relationship between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea.
Kim Byung Kook expressed his sincere thanks for the effective assistance and cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and affirmed that he will work closely with Vietnam to help improve the quality of human resources training.
On this occasion, MOET and the KF signed a memorandum of understanding for the 2011-2016 period. Accordingly, the KF will continue to sponsor the KF-Samsung scholarship programme for outstanding students, valued at US$300.000 in three years (2011- 2013).
Since 1997, the KF, in coordination with Samsung Corperation, has granted scholarships to more than 1.300 outstanding and disadvantaged Vietnamese students.