|calendar>>October 2. 2012 Juch 101|
New Education System Hailed by Educators in DPRK
| Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- The Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Sept. 25 promulgated an ordinance on enforcing the universal 12-year compulsory education.
This new education system, a progress of the former 11-year compulsory education system, has been warmly received by the educators in across the country.
Sin Se Hung, first vice-minister of General Education under the Education Commission, told KCNA:
"The 12-year education system is the most reasonable one as it makes it possible to improve the secondary general education in keeping with the requirements of the IT era, the era of knowledge-based economy.
The new system helps remove the limitation of the existing system, whereby primary schoolers felt it hard to get clear understanding of what they learned while suffering from the pressure of intensive study.
It is a scientific education system that ensures the education of juvenile and adolescent children according to their growth and age and psychological characteristics.
I am sure that there will be a radical turn in content and qualities of the secondary education for students to acquire rich and broad knowledge in accordance with the rapid development of science and technology and develop the ability to support themselves in society."
Ju Jong Sil, president of Kim Chol Ju University of Education, said:
"The new education system is the most popular and superior one under which all the rising generations are given high-level education at the state expense until they grow old enough to work.
The new system and the present situation require us, educationists directly responsible for the education of the rising generation, will fully discharge our duty and role.
Thanks to the enforcement of the 12-year education system, a reflection of the dear respected Kim Jong Un's love for the rising generation and the future, the DPRK will further demonstrate itself as a civilized socialist country."
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