Vice President U Myint Swe called on students at the Development Training School for Ethnic Youths from Border Areas to study hard for the development of the nation and their respective regions yesterday.
Accompanied by Union Ministers Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Dr Myint Htwe, Sagaing Region Chief Minister Dr Myint Naing, Commander Brig-Gen Thet Pon and deputy ministers, Vice President U Myint Swe arrived at the school yesterday, meeting and speaking with students.
The meeting with the students was followed by an inspection of hostels and the dining hall.
The vice president proceeded to the government technical institute and technical high school, observing students in classes and receiving on-the-job training at workshops. U Myint Swe told the teachers that their vocational knowledge shared with students would result in their earning more per capita income and would allow the education and training sectors to develop.
GTI, Khanti, was opened in 2009, offering 3-year diploma courses specialising in four subjects and 2-year training and vocational courses suitable to their respective regions, it is learnt.
Afterwards, the vice president met with district and township education officers, the headmaster and teachers at Khanti Basic Education High School, listening to reports on examination results year by year and learning about the number of students and teachers and the school’s needs, The facts and figures were submitted by the headmaster.
“Teachers need to try for students not to drop out without completion of their primary education”, the Union Minister for Education said. “Only well-qualified teachers can produce qualified students. Thus the ministry will provide, depending upon their capacities and supply the needs of the school as much as possible.”
The vice president added: “We are here to fulfil the needs of regional development of Khamti in education, health and border affairs. The State has formed the commission for national education policy for development of educational sector. To do so, we need a great number of educated persons, spending much more of the budget than usual. And to promote qualifications of teachers, it needs to conduct training courses in cooperation with international organisations.”
Afterward, the vice president gave exercise books for basic primary schools in Khanti to the township education officer, followed by an inspection of the science laboratory physics and chemistry laboratories, the domestic practical classroom, the computer room and the school library.
At the worksite of construction of the Chindwin bridge being built by the No. 3 bridge construction team, the vice president was presented with reports on the location of the bridge, the cost of the project, the budget allotted, and situations on completion by the director and responsible officials.
Chindwin Bridge is being built on Khanti-Hsinthay-Lahai road, with a length of 449.5 meters, 8.5 meters in width. It is a steel-framed bridge and its piles are reinforced concrete. Now 27 per cent complete, it is targeted to be completed in November 2017, it is learnt.—Myanmar News Agency