An opening ceremony for a programme to train 500 teachers who are currently teaching kindergarten and first-grade classes was held in the B.E.H.S (2) Maungtaw school in Rakhine yesterday.
Township education officer U Khin Aung said that 500 teachers in Rakhine State will undergo training in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years.
The programme’s aim is to implement effective education and reinforce the teachers who had been teaching without formal training due to various reasons.
Training for a total of 553 teachers, including 280 kindergarten teachers and 273 Grade 1 teachers, will be conducted for 10 days starting today. Many teachers in Maungtaw transferred to other places following the 2016 terrorist attacks in Maungtaw, and were replaced with
new teachers earning daily wages. “We draw up effective lesson plans for the KG classes in order for them to be familiar with their surroundings. And we teach them many new lessons like playing with toys, reciting poems and so on”, said Daw Mya The Phyu, a teacher from Butheedaung Township.
Teacher U Aung Ko Lin was posted in Wet Kyein, Maungtaw. Out of 183 schools, 105 schools have reopened since the terrorist attacks. There are 80,000 students in Maungtaw and in Butheedaung alone who need effective teachers. Township Education Officer U Khin Aung explained that education is a driving force to shape the development of the region, and it can help the stability of the state where the number of the intelligentsia increases.
“We are going to implement systematic goals of education as much as we can”, he said.