On the morning of March 31st, 2021, the ceremony of the signing of an agreement for the establishment of the "Honorable Teachers’ Ethics Scholarship" and "Virtuous Student Scholarship" by the Jiangsu Education Foundation was held in Conference Room 239 in the Housheng Building on the Xianlin Campus of NNU. Jinkun Bu, chairman of the Jiangsu Education Foundation, Yanjia Ji, former chairman and advisor of the Jiangsu Education Foundation, Minqiang Hu, secretary of NNU Committee of the CPC, and Jiusheng Li, vice President of NNU and other leaders attended the ceremony. Members from the Jiangsu Education Foundation and the heads of the departments of NNU supporting this effort also attended the ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by Jiusheng Li.
On behalf of NNU, Minqiang Hu expressed a warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to the leaders and friends of the Jiangsu Education Foundation who have been supporting the development of NNU for a long time and helping NNU’s teachers and students! Hu pointed out that the establishment of the "Honorable Teacher’s Ethics Scholarship" and "Virtuous Student Scholarship" will play an important role in fostering virtue through education, guiding and motivating teachers and students to become talented individuals entrusted with the responsibility of being good role models, practicing the core values of socialism, and promoting the high-quality development of NNU. He asked the departments and schools of NNU to carefully set rules and management methods for the scholarship as soon as possible, and to actively implement the specifics of the agreement. Hu said that in the future, NNU will further strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Jiangsu Education Foundation, continue to support and work with the Foundation, spare no effort to promote the ideals of the Foundation, and continue to care for teachers and students and serve society, thus bringing more talent with a high moral character into society.
Jinkun Bu said in his speech that since the 18th CPC National Congress, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, has attached great importance to education and has been committed to adhering to the development of a socialist education with Chinese characteristics, strengthening the construction of a team of teachers, and fostering the students’ all-round moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic grounding with a hard-working spirit. In order to give full play to the role of teachers’ great ideological and political character and good professional ethics in giving the students an all-round education, teachers and students should be encouraged to learn from the best, strive to practice socialist core values, and continuously improve themselves. Based on the purpose of the Foundation, it has established the "Honorable Teachers’ Ethics Scholarship" and "Virtuous Student Scholarship" at some of the colleges and universities in Jiangsu province during the past two years. To expand the influence of the two awards, the Foundation has taken advice from some departments of the Jiangsu Education Department and decided to establish the two awards at NNU starting this (2020-2021) academic year. Bu hopes that the establishment of the awards will help NNU to foster students’ virtue through education, cultivate a good educational environment, to contribute to the high-quality development of NNU.
Jinkun Bu, chairman of the Jiangsu Education Foundation and Jiusheng Li, vice president of NNU signed the agreement.