The ceremony for School Enrolment Week for the 2018-2019 academic year was held at the B.E.H.S – 1 Taunggyi in Shan State yesterday morning.
First, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut, Shan State Hluttaw Speaker U Sai Lone Seng and other officials opened the ceremony by cutting ribbons, and singing a song titled “Let’s launch school enrolment” by students of B.E.H.S -5 (Taunggyi). Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut said, “Cooperation is essential, and the education sector is concerned with all the nationals; thus, everyone should take part in it, so that all children can go to schools. Cooperation is needed among teachers and parents. As for parents, they should join together for the interests of their children.
As the mottos go, ‘All children of school-going age should enrol’ and ‘All should cooperate to prevent dropouts.’ The educational standards will improve as long as parents and teachers join hands.”
Later, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said, “The school enrolment week will be launched nationwide from 25-31 May, and headmasters and teachers should not take any money for enroling the children. Preparations have been made for the students, including kindergarten children, to enrol for the new academic year. Starting at the primary level, a KG+12 system has been implemented. For the academic year 2018-2019, all children aged five will attend kindergarten, while all children aged six will attend Grade-1. As for the school children of Grade-5 in the 2018-2019 academic year, they will be part of Grade-6 in the new system of teaching in the 2019-2020 academic year. Next, Director-General of the Ministry of Education U Win Maung confirmed the school enrolments, and some well-wishers presented cash donations to the officials concerned and got certificates of appreciation in return.
Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut and other officials carried out an inspection of the school enrolment process at B.E.H.S 4 (Taunggyi), B.E.H.S 5 (Taunggyi), B.E.H.S 10, B.E.H.S 1 (Aye Thayar), B.E.H.S (Shwe Nyaung), and B.E.H.S (Taung Lay Lone).