Myanmar needs to improve its education system, says Suu Kyi

26 January 2019
Myanmar needs to improve its education system, says Suu Kyi
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During a visit to Sagaing Region this week, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of the importance of improving the country’s education system to fit in with a changing world.

Suu Kyi visited several schools during a tour to Chin State and Yangon Region, according to local media.

“The world is changing. Our needs are also changing. We have to set up an education system which is in line with these needs,” she said.

The State Counsellor lamented how for many years, parents only paid attention to children’s exam scores, rather than measuring the knowledge they gained.

During her conversations, the State Counsellor asked the requirements for promoting the quality of education and realizing the future objectives of the students. She gave instructions to encourage acquiring knowledge by reading in libraries, to hold physical exercise programs to synchronize students’ physical and mental development, to understand the essence and ideas of Myanmar’s literature and poems, and to consider a future career as a teacher in the education sector to greatly support the nation, according to a report in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 26 January.