The Ministry of Education organized a virtual meeting on Basic Education School Quality Assurance Standard Framework (BE-SQASF) from Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
At the online meeting, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi expressed thanks to Australian Ambassador and officials on behalf of the Australian Government that provided technical and financial assistance, Department of Basic Education, and participants in the BE-SQASF project.
The ministry was implementing the works of priority included in the National Education Strategic Plan 2016-2021. At present, children from distance places and ethnic regions are getting more learning opportunities, the Union Minister said.
He continued that the rates of primary, middle and high schools completion have increased following the provision of school stipend along with the changes of new curriculums, school textbooks and teaching methods that are aligned with 21st century skills.
The ministry was carrying out the prioritized works prescribed in the Myanmar Education Quality Improvement Plan (My-EQIP) including construction of school buildings and appointment of teachers in the places of highly needed.
It is successful because of the collective efforts of the teachers, school principals, locals, partner organizations, and Australian Government, he added.
The BE-SQASF, which emerged from My-EQIP and was established after conducting practical interviews about requirements of schools, teachers and students, is very beneficial for the Ministry of Education to produce quality students.
On behalf of the Australian Government, Ambassador Ms Andrea Faulkner made remarks.
Director-General of Basic Education Department U Ko Lay Win detailed about the framework, and also announced the names of awareness competition winners.
Assistant Director of Basic Education Department and member of the working committee Daw Khin Mu Zaw Aung reported on the framework procedures.
A video clip about the implementation of BE-SQASF was also played at the meeting.