The 10th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting (10th ASED) was held, under the theme “Promoting lifelong learning for ASEAN region through conducting qualified education and training classes”, on October 31 at the Kempinski Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi acted as Chair at the meeting.
The participants took part in the discussion regarding the education sectors in the ASEAN nations, SHARE EU Project of the ASEAN Education Sector for youths, scholarship privileges, risks and benefits of a fourth industrial revolution for the ASEAN regions, technology, professions, education, training courses, founding of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project in ASEAN, and Regional Cooperation Programme to improve the Quality and Labour Market Orientation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (RECOTVET). Other topics included the ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Education for out-of-school Children and Youths, measures on equality in education in the ASEAN region, emergence of a framework of equality for basic education in ASEAN countries, increasing educational productivity for out-of-school children, dissemination of knowledge, and improving literacy and arithmetic. The participants also discussed the founding of a people-centered ASEAN community, ensuring they would build safe and secure schools for students, the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM), peace and human rights education in the ASEAN region, the formation of ASEAN awareness in high school education in ASEAN member countries, the founding of the first ASEAN-Russia Executive Committee and ASEAN-China Educational process.
During the meeting, SEAMEO, RIHED, the Asian University Network (AUN), ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net),
ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQUN), ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework Committee (AQRF) and the results of the ASEAN Foundation (AF) were recorded. The 11st ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting (11th ASED) will be held in the Philippines in 2020.
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)