Ministry of Education discusses future steps along spread of COVID-19


Date : 2 April, 2020

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April 1
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi held a coordination meeting through a video conference yesterday morning.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, National Education Policy Commission Chairman Dr Myo Kywel, directors-general, deputy directors-general of MoE, rectors of 14 state/regional universities, deputy directors-general of state/regional basic education officers, education directors and other officials.
In his address to the meeting, Dr Myo Thein Gyi highlighted the importance of following directives from the Ministry of Health and Sports and the directive for 50 per cent of the staff of a business or organization to come into the office.
He urged frequent and proper washing of hands, use of hand sanitizers, maintaining at least 6 feet distance from each other, and working together to spray disinfectants after working hours.
The Union Minister added that volunteering in the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19 can be decided by the educational board of a university, education offices in Nay Pyi Taw and the states and regions, or relevant residential committee.
He also instructed to implement e-learning and online courses with quality education and the meeting commenced.
The Union Minister then thanked officials who organized and managed the matriculation examinations, the teachers, staff, students and their parents, and the public for their participation ensured the accomplishment of the exams amid the spread of the virus.—MNA



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