President Truong Tan Sang on Nov. 19 called on the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration to continue its role as the nation's premier institution in providing training and research on Marxism-Leninism philosophy and Ho Chi Minh Thought.

Speaking at the institute on the occasion of the National Teacher's Day (Nov. 20), the President praised the institute for having trained thousands of staff and cadres, many of whom have become core members of the Party and the Government.

However, amid societal changes and the resolution of the Party Congress XI that outlined the task of improving the education and training of state cadres whilst upholding morality and ethics, the institute had a major responsibility to improve the quality of training and preventing people from pursuing meaningless qualifications, Sang emphasised.

The President also stressed that the institute should focus on research and work that would further clarify issues related to the Party, socialism and the country's path toward socialism.

For more than 60 years, the institute has educated generations of state cadres and party members. It has more than 1,700 researchers, including 11 professors and 125 deputy professors.

Source: VNA