Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi took part in the online discussion of AHK Myanmar, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce, yesterday afternoon.
In his discussions, the Union Minister talked about the impacts of modern technologies such as Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and robotics on the factories and industries in replacing human workforces, and his appreciation on the research paper titled ‘Industry 4.0 in Myanmar leapfrogging across sectors and how to overcome the barriers’ jointly conducted by the consulting company Roland Berger and the AHK Myanmar.
He continued to say that although Myanmar has seen more development of digital technology i-mobile communications, financial communications, e-commerce and smart city sectors.
The Union Minister also remarked on the needs of teaching-learning skills that meet 21st century and ‘soft skill’ capacity for the students, and both high-tech learning and high-touch learning that are required for competition for employment in Industry 4.0 era.
The Ministry of Education has used the Myanmar Digital Education Platform which is an online course for new curriculum of Grade 4, 7 and 10, while providing continuous assistance for online learning, technological, vocational and training education in the first priority in education sector.
The Union Minister finally called for the assistance of private sector, international agencies and all the relevant stakeholders to implement the National Industry 4.0 that corresponds with the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan- MSDP (2018-2030) and the National Education Strategic Plan- NESP (2021-2030).
Then, German Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Thomas Neisinger made a speech before holding a panel discussion.