ICT for Education Forum was held at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Firstly, Union Minister for Education, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, delivered a speech where he said they are implementing educational reforms in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – and the National Education Strategic Plan (2016-2021).
The Union Minister said we need to effectively make use of ICT technology in order to strengthen the education system, spread general knowledge, collect information, and implement quality teaching and education services.
He said this forum is part of Communication Strategy Task Team (CSST)’s processes in line with the programme of My-EQIP. He said CSST will use the results of the forum discussions to compile necessary surveys, reviews and researches. He said an ICT based communication strategic plan needs to be drafted.
The Union Minister expressed his hope that ICT technology will be implemented in managing education and news and in learning processes. He said as the Union Government is taking steps to transition into an e-Government system, so too will the education sector adapt into an e-Education system that promotes lifelong learning.
Next, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint delivered a speech. He said the forum is important for future generations as ICT is in the frontlines of the world. He said we need to catch up to them and breed ICT professionals to compete with global standards.
Following this, First Secretary Ms Esther Sainsbury of the Australian Embassy delivered an address and Myanmar Computer Federation Chairman U Min Zayar Hlaing explained how MCF will assist in developing the ICT skills of the education ministry staff and their future tasks.
The Union Ministers and attendees then observed the display booths at the forum. This was followed by a discussions on various topics and a question and answer session. The forum continues today. —MNA