The coordination meeting of academics and training schools in PyinOoLwin Station was held at the Tatmadaw Guesthouse in PyinOoLwin yesterday afternoon. Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing addressed the meeting.
Those present at the meeting included Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy, and Air) General Maung Maung Aye, senior officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, the Central Command Commander, and commandants of the training schools in PyinOoLwin Station, including the Defence Services Academy and the Defence Services Technological Academy and officials.
As soldiers, improving the work they are doing is training and improving themselves
While addressing the meeting, the Senior General said training is essential in every Armed Force for capacity strengthening, and capable Armed Forces must be built through training. He said it takes good morale and discipline, and fitness to be a good soldier. Training schools are providing training in line with the motto of “More sweating to less blood” performing their daily responsibilities is also training. He said practising according to the slogan “Learn, practise and obey” is considered maintaining and enhancing the skills of individuals and groups.
Must have a well-designed curriculum and training aids
The Senior General stressed the importance of curriculum development in teaching. He instructed to review whether the curriculum is in line with national defence policy, whether they can increase the capacity of their troops, and to study international curricula for improvement and to meet the needs of modern training. He also highlighted the need to provide complete learning aids. Only then will they be fully trained and proficient in handling individual weapons and armaments.
Qualified instructors must carry out training to overcome any difficulties encountered in the field with the skills learned
The Senior General added that it is necessary for instructors to be qualified and have skills to make the trainees understand, improve themselves, and carry out systematic training.
Every soldier must be trained physically and mentally to become a good soldier
The Senior General instructed them to provide well-nourished food so that each soldier will be able to build a physically fit soldier and encourage and train the trainees’ mental health. He said the training needs to be carried out systematically in each school as it will produce qualified officers and soldiers.
Implementation of training courses of each academy/training school in PyinOoLwin Station and general needs presented
The commandants of the training schools in the PyinOoLwin Station, including the DSA, DSTA, presented the training conditions, implementation of the directives of the Tatmadaw chiefs, analysis, and findings of the training capabilities, and general requirements. General Maung Maung Aye briefed on the condition of training courses in the army, capacity building courses for instructors, and physical and psychological improvement carried out for trainees. The Senior General added requirements to the presentation and coordinated the needs of each training school.
In his concluding speech, Chairman of the State Administration Council Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said women officers are performing their duties in each troop and it is necessary to teach them with the spirit of brother and sister and to take care of each other with mutual respect and improve the quality of women soldiers.
Afterwards, the Senior General met Law Diploma Trainee Officers at Tatmadaw Administration School in PyinOoLwin Station and said legal training is provided as it is necessary for the military to know and understand the law. He said they are moving towards multiparty democracy and are establishing democratic government; they need to be more aware of and abide by the law. He said law comes from the discipline of living and working in line with the code of ethics.
The Senior General and party also inspected teaching materials, legal books, and libraries. — MNA