State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered an address at the coordination meeting held at the Ministry of Education yesterday morning in order to extend degree courses on economics and law subjects at the universities.
Also present at the meeting were members of the Council Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun, Daw Aye Nu Sein and U Moung Har, Union Ministers Dr Nyunt Pe and Dr Thet Khaing Win, the deputy ministers, directors-general, rectors and professors and officials.
In his speech, the Senior General said he has been holding meetings with relevant officials for educational reforms since the assumption of the State duties.
As Myanmar is on the track of democracy, every citizen needs to understand the laws. So, it is necessary to provide teaching on legal affairs widely. Likewise, the development of the State requires a booming economy. So, the economic sector needs to have plentiful educated persons with business knowledge. As such, efforts are being made to teach economics and law subjects essential for State development at all universities.
Universities are hubs for turning out those with skillfulness in their respective subjects. They have to apply knowledge learnt from the universities in the practical fields to enhance the socio-economic life. As such, they can enjoy the benefits of uplifting social lives by using the arts of the law. Likewise, skillfulness in economics can effectively be applied in practical fields. Applying the knowledge from the subjects learnt at the universities can secure benefit in the practical fields.
Universities have been opened in 24 regions. In the past, students wishing to learn economics and law subjects came to Yangon for learning. As students went across the nation, they lived in a new environment. Those who tried hard in education could achieve outstanding and success. Upon completing university learning, some became officers at relevant departments, and some worked their respective businesses. Hence, some students who completed university education could not become government service personnel.
Basic education is based on teaching system and university education on learning. Students from day course and distance learning have some differences in learning and environs at the university level. They have to pursue education as well as practical exercises and learning. The Senior General stressed the need to emphasize the modernization of the libraries in universities. The Senior General urged them to arrange youths’ education to have genuine knowledge and skills at the universities.
With regard to teaching the arts of law at the universities, law subject is of importance for every citizen to live under laws and disciplines in democracy. Law is essential for operating social, economic and other affairs. Likewise, each citizen needs to have legal knowledge in administrative measures. In contrast, those in the management field need to have skills in legal matters. Learning about laws can be applied in the practical field. The Tatmadaw conducts law courses for senior military officers and junior officers and the Myanmar Police Force members.
Those who have business knowledge can manage the betterment of the State economy and development of production. In the past, mismanagement of the economy caused a decline of the State economy. As citizens need to have business knowledge, they have to learn economics subjects which can be applied in the practical field. Equal learning in all subjects can contribute much to the lives of university students. As such, all need to consider the future prospects of university education.
The Tatmadaw will build the Union based on democracy and federalism as a national vision by upholding the Our Three Main National Causes.
Development depends on the peace and stability of political and security trends. Efforts are being made to cease ethnic armed conflicts for having peace and stability on the security ground. Difficulties of learning happen in some armed conflict areas. The Tatmadaw provides assistance in some areas. Only when the number of educated persons becomes much larger will the region develop. Only when the region develops will local people have better knowledge. If so, they will have good ideas and attitudes for tasting peace and democracy. As such, their socio-economic lives will improve. All the people from Myanmar should not work in other countries as basic labour and have to work at home to have wealth.
As Myanmar is a democratic country, everybody may independently have diverse ideas on the political ground regarding the CDM activity. State service personnel must serve the State duty what government takes into office. State service personnel are different from government servants. Tatmadaw members and Myanmar Police Force members are State service personnel who perform the rule of law for protecting the State. Education and health staff are State service personnel. Those from the administrative machinery are government servants. State service personnel and government servants need to stay away from politics.
As Myanmar is on the track of democracy, every citizen needs to understand the laws. So, it is necessary to provide teaching on legal affairs widely. Likewise, the development of the State requires a booming economy. So, the economic sector needs to have plentiful educated persons with business knowledge.
The Tatmadaw will build the Union based on democracy and federalism as a national vision by upholding the Our Three Main National Causes. Problems out of the election will be addressed under the law. In a democracy, it is necessary to practise honest politics and fair politics. The closing of schools brings loss to students and parents as well as to the State. As such, preparations must be made to reopen the basic education schools in line with the Covid-19 health guidelines.
Union Ministers Dr Nyunt Pe and Dr Thet Khaing Win and those present reported providing lectures on law subjects at 14 of 24 university zones, arrangements to conduct law subjects at remaining ten zones, teaching economics and law subjects, and controlling of Covid-19. — MNA