A ceremony to upgrade and open the No 4 Basic Education High School in Pyapon, Ayeyawady Region was held at the school yesterday morning, with the greetings extended by Chief Minister of Ayeyawady Region U Hla Moe Aung.
Speaking at the ceremony, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi said his ministry opened 525 new schools and upgraded 100 schools in Ayeyawady Region during the current academic year, with the recommendation of the Region Government. Schools which had the fixed number of students or which were located in the accessible plains and were three miles from the school that was one level higher than them or schools located in the areas with poor transport or located in the hill regions and which met the prescribed distance of two miles were inclusive in the program, he added.
Pyapon Township had a high matriculation pass-rate, he said, and added that making the right choice in selecting the major subject was an important factor to pass the matriculation examination. Academic skill of teachers and their teaching methods were also important, he said. Students who were outstanding in English, Mathematics and science subjects should choose the science major category in the high school, he suggested. But students who passed the middle school at B or C level should choose the science plus arts major category, he added.
The involvement of parents was required in nurturing children to have the habit of helping each other and collectively taking part in social welfare and sanitation actives, he pointed out.
The Union Minister called for the involvement of the respective local governments,
MPs, parents and guardians and the public in bringing out brilliant youths.
Representative of Amyotha Hluttaw U Thein Swe also gave a speech.
Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, MP U Thein Swe and officials formally opened the ceremony and unveiled the school signboard.
Headmistress of the school Daw Kyu Kyu Win presented commemorative pennants to the Union Minister and officials. The Union Minister donated school rucksacks and stationery for needy students through the township education officer.
Patron of the Parent- Teacher Association of the school Myo Myint reported on the functions of the association and the headmistress spoke words of thanks.
The Union Minister and officials took part in the meeting of education officers, school heads and teachers, which was held at Thiri Annawa Hall in Pyapon. The Union Minister and the Chief Minister delivered address at the meeting. Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi and officials looked into the requirements presented by the participants at the meeting. — MNA