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Preparations for New School Year Close to Completion in DPRK
| Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- The preparations for new school year are making progress at a final stage in the DPRK.
Brisk is the work to equip schools with better educational conditions and environment amid state and social concern.
Educational institutions are reinforcing teaching staff in touch with relevant units while helping teachers improve their qualifications through teaching course, lecture, etc.
Teachers of primary and secondary schools and colleges are busy making preparations for teaching.
North and South Phyongan and other provinces chose model units and are encouraging other units to spruce up them like Kyongsang Kindergarten and generalize their achievements.
Teacher-training universities including Kim Hyong Jik University of Education are steadily improving educational programs and methods in order to train more able reserve teachers.
Production is kept going at a high rate at the Pyongyang Higher Educational Book Printing House, Pyongyang Disabled Soldiers' Educational Book Printing House and the Wonsan Higher Educational Book Printing House.
Signal successes are reported from the Pyongyang Experimental Apparatus Factory, Pyongyang Scientific Experimental Apparatus Factory, Phyongchon Educational Equipment Factory, Hamhung Musical Instrument Factory, Kaesong Bio-specimen Factory and Pyongyang School Things Factory.
Meanwhile, the preparations for enforcing the universal 12 year compulsory education are also making progress.
Officials of the Education Commission, with the help of scientists and teachers, completed in a short span of time an educational programme defining the general goal of pre-school education and secondary general education, the goal of schools and the scope and level of education contents.
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