VICE President U Myint Swe officially opened Haka College yesterday, expressing his delight for opening the college, which would help students in Chin State achieve higher learning in their home state.
“We need to consider the education sector to be important not only for individual interests but also for our country’s future. And it is necessary for every student to take part in reforming the nation. Now that all individuals are accessible to politics, teachers, students and civil societies are required to cooperate conscientiously so that reformation processes do not halt,” said the Vice President.
He also stressed the important role that advanced knowledge plays in building the nation, saying that the ways for implementing the aims and objectives can be learned by holding discussions and seminars.
“Previously, students from Chin State wishing to earn a university degree were required to go to Kalay, Pakokku and Sagaing. So it was a costly and time-consuming matter for them. At present, the emergence of Haka college will help them to study with ease and convenience,” he said.
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi said that teachers and students are required to perform their respective duties of strengthening sustainable human resources and creating the educational environment with updated knowledge and vision.
Afterward, Chin State Chief Minister said, “We are happy with opening Haka college as a point of pride for the state.”
Chin State became a separate state on January 4, 1974, with Haka acknowledged as the capital of the State.
Students from Haka, Falam, Htantalan are now able to study academic disciplines in the arts and sciences. The ceremony included words of thanks from a town elder and the principal of the college.
Before the official opening of the college, Vice President U Myint Swe and Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi also attended the opening ceremony of the Haka combined office complex, which was held at 7am in front of the office.
Chin State Cabinet chief minister Salai Lianlwe, State Hluttaw Speaker U Zobwe, deputy minister Brig-Gen Aung Soe, Chin State minister U Shwe Hti Yoe and State administrator U Pyone Cho also participated in the inauguration ceremony by cutting the ribbon.
The Vice President and party also inspected the site of a landslide in Yonetaung, Haka in July 2015 due to flash flooding.— Myanmar News Agency