A Basic literacy training course has recently been launched for prisoners of Myingyan Correctional Facility in Mandalay Region to improve their reading and writing skills during their incarceration.
Among nearly 150 prisoners, most of whom have never gone to school, a total of 100 trainees, including 50 male and 50 female inmates, were selected to attend the course, which will come to an end when all trainee inmates can read and write the Myanmar language at a basic level.
U Khin Maung Htay, an assistant director of Mingyan Prison, said plans are underway to continue to conduct such training courses for the remaining inmates at the prison after finishing the current course.
The two-month training course started at the detention facility on 22 November.
Present at the opening ceremony were prison officials, the Myingyan Township administrator, members of the Myanmar Police Force and departmental officials.—Zaw Min Naing (Myingyan)