State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi went to Nay Pyi Taw Council Pyinmana Town No. 2 Basic Education High School yesterday morning to observe the Nay Pyi Taw Dekkhinathiri District Basic Education Middle School Grade 6 level discussion/training course on new curriculum attended by teachers.
On arrival at the No. 2 Basic Education High School, the State Counsellor was welcomed by Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi and officials.
The State Counsellor first observed the old and new curriculum teaching aid materials and school books displayed inside a school room.
The State Counsellor then observed subject wise courses conducted for Grade 6 new curriculum teachers. Next, the State Counsellor observed science and physical education teachers doing physical exercises. The State Counsellor said teachers were reported to have done well in the courses and hope that they would do well in teaching as well. Teachers were to think of how to keep the students happy in the classes while they learnt their lessons.
They would become educated only if they were happy to come to school. Our country needed development and the education system played an important role. If the education system were correct and good we would be able to catch up with other countries in a short time. Students in our country needed to be good in a unique way in comparison with other countries. They should be outstanding in education as well as in morality, in team work. Our citizens need to be good at working together in groups. We needed to produce youths who would make our society happy and develop. Teachers played the main role here, she said.
Afterwards the State Counsellor, Union Minister, officials and teachers attending courses took commemorative group photos. The Ministry of Education will start teaching Basic Education Middle School Grade-6 new curriculums in the coming academic year 2019-2020 and training courses for basic education middle school teachers were being conducted nationwide. Training courses were conducted at Pyinmana No. 2 Basic Education High School and Lewe No. 1 Basic Education High School for 814 teachers from Nay Pyi Taw Council Pyinmana, Zabuthiri and Dekkhinathiri townships and 753 teachers from Lewe Township respectively. The courses were held for two weeks and 26 teachers from private schools also attended the courses as observers. The Ministry of Education started teaching new curriculums nationwide to primary KG level in education year 2016-2017, Grade-1 in academic year 2017-2018, Grade-2 in academic year 2018-2019 and Grade 3 and Basic Education Middle School Grade-6 in academic year 2019-2020. — MNA(Translated by Zaw Min)