The government allotted K3,146.149 billion for the ministries related to the education sector including the Ministry of Education in the 2023-24 financial year: Senior General

Most of the students who dropped out of the learning showed their reasons based on poverty, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the Myanmar National Education Conference 2023 at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Council member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Defence General Mya Tun Oo, Council member Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun, Union Minister for Education Dr Nyunt Pe and Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Myo Thein Kyaw launched the Myanmar National Education Conference 2023.
The Senior General unveiled the archway of the conference.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that multiple education enhances personal skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, evaluation, analytical skills, collaboration, adaptability, social skills, emotional intelligence, justice, ethical behaviour and leadership for all.
The government is striving for the enhancement of the multiple education sector in order to turn out well-versed human resources. The interim census collected in 2019 showed that the majority of students dropped out of the school learning at the end of primary school. The number of students from 12 years old starts to decline and the remarkable decline in student numbers could be seen at the end of middle school education.
Most of the students who dropped out of the learning showed their reasons based on poverty. Hence, the education conference should seek the best solution for increasing the number of students and the high rate of passing the school examination.
Political stability, maturity and economic development are directly proportionated to the number of educated persons. Hence, it is necessary to focus on increasing the number of educated persons for the development of the nation.
From the 2023-24 academic year, 50 districts will launch 51 technical, agriculture and livestock high schools where the students who have passed the KG+9 education can attend. It needs to open 75 similar schools in further districts in the 2024-25 academic year. Upon completion of opening these schools, each school will have 18,500 students at the basic education school level per year.
These schools have to teach vocational courses to the students for fulfilling the requirements of the State and private businesspersons. Hence, the government and private sector are to cooperate with each other through public-private partnership in teaching students to have training for practical work.
On the other hand, universities have to revise current subjects and extend new subjects based on market demands so as to modernize the curricula in conformity with the requirements of the State economy.
The government allotted K3,146.149 billion for the ministries related to the education sector including the Ministry of Education in the 2023-24 financial year. The budget for education is equal to 9.48 per cent of the Union budget and 2.18 per cent of GDP.
In order to improve teaching and learning measures with an equal ratio of teachers to students, the Ministry of Education appointed 13,903 teachers at different levels in basic education and 5,899 tutors and demonstrator at universities and 333 at education degree colleges.
As the government increases the education budget year by year in order to enhance the education sector, education staff are to strive for serving the assigned duty with utmost effort. Moreover, the BEd (correspondence) course is conducted at 25 education degree colleges in two batches a year.
Schools, quality of curricula, qualification of teachers in relevant subjects, academic skills and attitudes of teachers on their professions are important for shaping the future of new generations.
Union Minister for Education Dr Nyunt Pe presented a commemorative gift to the Senior General.
After the ceremony, the Senior General, the Vice-Senior General and guests had documentary photos taken together with attendees and visited the booths of 11 ministries related to the education sector.
The Senior General and party attended the dinner to mark the opening ceremony of the conference. The Myanmar National Education Conference 2023 jointly organized by all ministries will last from 18 to 20 May. — MNA/TTA

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