Nhan Dan – Prizes were awarded on April 14 to 327 students at a ceremony for the 20th National Math Olympiad for university students held in Tuy Hoa city, in the central coastal province of Phu Yen.
The annual Olympiad aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning mathematics, promote enthusiasm for studying, and discover and further train outstanding students in all fields of mathematics.
This year’s contest took place from April 10-14 at Phu Yen University, drawing the participation of more than 660 students from 77 universities and colleges across the country who competed in both analytics and algebra.
In the algebra contest, 181 students won prizes, including 20 first, 50 second, and 87 third prizes as well as and 24 consolation prizes, while 27 students competing in analytics won first prizes, 40 claimed second prizes, 97 took home third prizes and 27 others received consolation prizes.
The organising board also presented special prizes to the two students who achieved the highest mark each category and to three individuals who earned first prizes in both contests.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of the Commission for Communication and Education, Dinh The Huynh, applauded the mathematicians, teachers, and students for the positive results of the contest.
He said the Vietnam Institute of Mathematics, the Ministry of Education and Training, and all universities and colleges nationwide need to pay more attention to teaching and learning mathematics, as well as mathematical research, to create a driving power for the development of mathematics in the nation.