August 24, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw discusses educational assessment proposal

MPs arrive to attend the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting.
MPs arrive to attend the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting.

PYITHU Hluttaw representatives held discussions on a proposal calling on the Ministry of Education to adopt a policy addressing the evaluation of teaching and learning at the primary education level yesterday.
U Myint Lwin of Twantay Constituency said that the country needs a comprehensive education policy with strong goals to ensure sustainable development, adding that education is a key driver for development.
The MP highlighted the importance of continuous assessment, rather than final examinations, to translate the country’s vision for building modern and developed nation through education into reality.
U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu Constituency called for education policies to be adopted not only at primary education level but for all sectors, pointing out that Myanmar’s education system has been seriously weakened by decades of neglect.
He stressed the need to adopt policies to close the widening rural-urban gap in education and take necessary measures against the misconduct of educational staff.  It is required that we form a National Education Commission as the National Education Law has been enacted, added the MP.  In his response to a parliamentary discussion on the proposal, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi pledged to provide compulsory primary education for all and promote access to further education, saying that educational assessment will be carried out systematically.  The Pyithu Hluttaw put the proposal submitted by Dr Hla Moe of Aungmyay Thasan Constituency on record.


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