Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) 2019 Results launched online

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Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi participates in the launching ceremony of Southeast Asia PLM 2019 Results online on 1 December. Photo : MNA

Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi joined the launching ceremony of Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) 2019 Results organized by UNICEF and SEAMEO was held online yesterday morning.
The event was also attended by Education Ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam respectively.
Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi said the SEA-PLM is a regional programme to assess learning outcomes while Myanmar is the very first country that conducts data assessment at the schools among Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.
He also discussed two assessments conducted in Myanmar — Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), the objective of SEA-PLM to contribute a more equitable and meaningful education for all children across the region, SDG target 4.1 and SDG target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal 4, KG+12 system in Myanmar, Myanmar National Performances on SEA-PLM Proficiency Scales results based on 5715 Myanmar students conducted by Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), National Education Policy and National Education Strategic Plan (2021-2030).
The Union Minister continued to say about better abilities of Myanmar students than other three member countries out of six showed in the results, the contribution of school textbook per student only in Myanmar and Malaysia among six countries and the performance of one-third of student that brings above the average in math skills while one-fourth of student in reading skill and one-fifth of the student in writing skill.
He also briefed the improvement of the positive opinion of students in their learning, the participation of parents in education, KG+12 system, poor knowledge and lower interest in the education of students before the school days. Then, the officials discussed policies, practices regarding the SEA-PLM (2019) results and further work plans.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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