Student population increases to 9.1m from 8m

Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi presents gift of  honour to a teacher. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi presents gift of honour to a teacher. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi attended the opening of an upgraded village school in Ayeyawady Region on 7 October.
Together with MPs U Win Htut and U Thein Swe and Director-General Dr Aung Naing Soe of Basic Education Department, the Union minister formally opened the facility upgraded into an high school at Kan village, Pyapon Township of the region.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union minister said the Education Ministry opened 46493 primary, middle and high schools in academic year 2017-2018, up from 41361 in academic year 2011-2012. As regards the appointment of more teachers, he said the country has 369,661 teachers in the current academic year, up from 277,584 in 2011-2012. Student population increased to over 9.1 million at present from eight million in 2011-2012 thanks to the fair school admission system conducted by teachers, arrangement to provide assistance for student’s facing various difficulties to attend school and the teachers doing their job well in a corruption environment. Now the country is moving towards KG+12 education system leaving behind 11-grade system. The ministry is drawing curriculum and syllabus for primary schools in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA, and those of the middle and high schools with Asia Development Bank-ADB.
The school headmistress and the village administrator spoke words of thanks.
In the afternoon, the Union minister and officials met education officers, principals and teachers in Pyapon and visited the schools in the town.
They attended the ceremony to honour students who passed the matriculation examination with distinctions and teachers in Pathein and distance education students of the education college in Bogale.
After attending a ceremony to honour outstanding students in Dedaye, the Union minister met with education staff in Kawhmu Township, Yangon Region. —Myanmar News Agency

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