By Aung Ye Thwin
The tenth regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw held its 14th-day meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the session, asterisk-marked questions were asked and answered, and a report was read.
Q & A session
During the Q & A session, U Hwei Tin of Chin State constituency 11 asked the Union Government if it plans to construct a two-storey reinforced concrete school – 120 x 30 ft., in Chin Doke village, Paletwa Township, Chin State in the 2019-2020 fiscal years.
Regarding this query, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that necessary amount of construction fund would be provided based on the allotment of the fund and plans were under way to construct the extended building of the school in the 2019-2020 fiscal years.
Upgrading a middle school branch to middle school
U Zung Hlei Thang of Chin State constituency 4 asked the Union Government if it plans to upgrade a middle school branch to middle school in Ti Cir village, Falam Township, Chin State.
Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that scrutinized procedures would be carried out to upgrade the school in the 2019-2020 fiscal years, with a view to enhancing more learning opportunities for the students.
Constructing an extended primary school building
U Tin Aung Tun of Magway Region constituency 5 asked the Union Government that if it plans to construct an extended primary school branch building – 60 X 30 ft., in Monezalae Village, Pwintbyu Township, Minbu District, Magway Region.
Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that the construction project would be dependent on the allotment of the fund. As such, arrangements would be made to construct a new school building in the 2019-2020 fiscal years.
Daw Htu May of Rakhine constituency 11 asked the Union Government if it plans to upgrade the Taunggup Degree College to University-level in the 2018-2019 academic years.
Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that there are twelve subjects that the students can pursue their learning and a total of 118 teachers together with 90 office staff had been appointed at the Taungup Degree College.
With regard to upgrading the status of university-level, many classes such as undergraduate classes, honours classes, master (qualify) courses, Diploma courses, M.Phil. and Masters Degrees would be needed to open at the university campus.
Thus the authority concerned has placed greater emphasis on fulfilling the requirements such as research works, sufficient numbers of teachers, classroom facilities, libraries, boarding schools, etc.
Similarly, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied the queries raided by U Hla Myint alias U Hla Myint Than of Mon State constituency 11, U Myo Htat alias Salai Myo Htike of Chin State constituency 12 and U Siang Awr of Chin State Constituency 2 respectively.
Reading a report on Labour Dispute Bill
Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member Daw Hla Htay alias Daw Ohn Kyi read out and clarified the reports of the Bill Committee concerning the Labour Dispute Bill sent by Pyithu Hluttaw with amendments.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than obtained the decisions of the Hluttaw on the bill to be approved in accordance with the amendments of the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee.
A motion on some points of disagreement
U Kyaw Htwe of Yangon Region constituency 8 tabled a motion to discuss some points of disagreement between the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Pyithu Hluttaw at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Following this, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced that some points of disagreement that contained in the second amendments of the Labour Dispute Bill should be submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
The second Amyotha Hluttaw’s tenth regular session will hold its fifteenth-day meeting on 17 December. (Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)