Nurture outstanding students to serve as future State reserves

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As a reserve force for the nation, new generation student youths are being nurtured from the basic education to the higher education sectors. Thanks to such a project, they will be well-versed citizens ready to serve the State’s responsibilities at different levels, and they will be hardcore for nurturing more and more outstanding student youths in the future.
Selected from various regions and states during the 2023-24 academic year, outstanding students are soon to converge at Nay Pyi Taw, the capital, to participate in a programme that will prepare them to contribute to Myanmar’s future. This initiative, the Outstanding Student Project, aims to identify and cultivate students with exceptional talent, intelligence, physical fitness, and high moral character. It prepares them to actively engage in educational development and nation-building tasks, fostering them as exemplary individuals.
Initially launched in 1964, the project was temporarily suspended in 1988 but resumed as the Overall Outstanding Student Project in 2013. In 2018, it was renamed the Outstanding Student Project and is now celebrating its 60th anniversary. Over the years, the project has produced outstanding individuals who have served the nation in various capacities.
For the 2023-24 academic year, a total of 554 outstanding students were selected from Grades 10, 11, and 12 in the basic education schools nationwide. The selection was based on written tests in Myanmar, English, and general knowledge, as well as physical tests and assessments of moral character, public ethics, Myanmar culture and customs, and general knowledge in oral exams.
These selected students will be honoured and sent to outstanding student camps in Bagan, Taunggyi, Ngwehsaung, and Chaungtha for recreation and further enrichment. Through these camps, they will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, build camaraderie, develop teamwork skills, and deepen their understanding of Myanmar’s traditional culture and customs, thereby nurturing their sense of national pride.
Nurturing human resources is essential for nation-building endeavours. These youth will eventually serve the State, contributing to the nation’s interests as part of their national duty. By consistently producing generations of students with high physical, mental, and moral qualifications, programmes like the Outstanding Student Project play a vital role in grooming future state leaders and service personnel. They provide a platform for young individuals to develop their potential, ensuring a steady supply of capable and reliable leaders for Myanmar’s future.

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