September 22, 2016 witnessed SEAMEO RETRAC 20th Anniversary Ceremony at the Center’s premises. This anniversary was celebrated in accordance with the Center’s 19th Governing Board Meeting and the Educational Forum on “Educational Innovation for an ASEAN Integration” which were carried out on September 22-23, 2016
The SEAMEO RETRAC 20th Anniversary Ceremony was privileged to have the presence of H.E. Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam; H.E. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany, Deputy Minister; Mr. Phouvanh VONGSOUTHI, Deputy Director General, Department of External Relations, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR; H.E. Yuok Ngoy, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Kingdom of Cambodia; Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Deputy Director, SEAMEO Secretariat; Dr. Witaya Jeradechakul, Former Director, SEAMEO Secretariat; Dr. Nguyen Xuan Vang, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training; and others from other SEAMEO sister Centers (SEAMEO INNOTECH and SEAMEO RELC), foreign partner institutions, representatives of diplomatic missions based in Ho Chi Minh City, local partners, the media and SEAMEO RETRAC teachers and staff.The ceremony started with the welcome speech by Dr. Ho Thanh My Phuong, which was followed by a summary of the activities over the past twenty years. Next were the remarks made by Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Deputy Director, SEAMEO Secretariat and H.E. Mr. Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam to mark the contributions of the Center for the human resource development in Vietnam and the region.