A traditional stake driving ceremony to commence construction of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Teachers Training Institute (TTTI) jointly operated by the Department of Technical and Vocational Education and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was held at TTTI on Thanlwin Road in Bahan Township, Yangon yesterday morning.
Union Ministers U Thein Swe, U Khin Maung Cho and Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, National Education Policy Commission Vice Chairman Dr. U Nyi Hla Nge, the Korean Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Lee Sang-hwa, and KOICA representative Dr. Shin Euicheal drove the stake and splashed scented waters onto the stake.
In his speech at the event, Union Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said in any country, the technical and vocational education sector plays an important role in the socio-economic development of its people. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi pointed out this in her speech delivered at the TVET Forum held in Nay Pyi Taw in 2016. Although Myanmar is facing difficulties and challenges in the technical and vocational sector, national-level strategy and policies were set and were being implemented.
There is a requirement to train TVET teachers, and the TVET Teacher Training Institute (TTTI) jointly organised by Department of Technical and Vocational Education and KOICA will help meet this requirement, said the Union Minister.
At yesterday’s ceremony, the Korean Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Lee Sang-hwa and KOICA representative Dr. Shin Euicheal delivered speeches and took commemorative photos.
After the event, Union Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Bago Region minister for development and social affairs and other officials went to Bago General Hospital to encourage teachers undergoing treatment who were hurt in a traffic accident. They then went on to No. 1 Basic Education High School to present texts and teaching guide books and to observe training courses being conducted.