January 23, 2022
KCNA Chongnyon Chonwi (EN)

Education system makes steady progress in DPRK

Date: 27/09/2021 | Source: Chongnyon Chonwi (EN) | Read original version at source

The  Workers’  Party  of  Korea  and  the  DPRK  government  attach  primary importance to the education of rising generations in achieving national prosperity and maintain the principle of giving precedence to it over all other work.

After  Korea’s  liberation  in  August  1945,  strenuous  efforts  were  directed  to establishing  a democratic educational  system  and  preparations  were  made  for  the enforcement of a universal compulsory primary education system as a nationwide, all- people drive.

The government enforced universal compulsory primary education in 1956 while pushing the postwar reconstruction and the building of the foundations of socialism  even under difficult situation. Two years later it also enforced universal compulsory  secondary education to provide younger generations with a wider access to learning.

In 1967 when the task of socialist industrialization was be ing pushed on a full scale, the universal nine - year compulsory technical education combining general secondary  education with basic technical education, and education with productive labour, was  introduced to provide a springboard for rapidly boosting the overall technical level of  society.

The DPRK government enforced the universal 11- year compulsory education for  the first time in the world in 1972.

In the course of successfully enforcing the universal 11 - year compulsory education  and fulfilling the tasks set forth in the Theses on Socialist Education, bases for training  talents  were  set  up  and  dynamic efforts  were  made  to  improve  general  secondary  education with the bases as a model. As a result lots of talented reserves of scientists  and  technicians  were  produced  to  greatly  contribute  to  the  development of  the  country’s science and technology.

The successes are  attributable to the idea of education of rising generations  put forward by President  Kim Il Sung  and Chairman  Kim Jong Il  and their  energetic leadership.

In reflection of the unprecedentedly soaring demand for improved education in the  new  century  of  the Juche  era  and  the  actual  demand  arising  from  all- round  construction of a powerful socialist country, the government promulgated the law on  enforcing the universal 12- year compulsory education on September 25 2012.

Thanks  to  the  enforcement  of  the  universal  12- year  compulsory  education  epitomizing the ennobling view on the country, younger generations and future of the  respected Comrade   Kim Jong Un, new ge nerations in the DPRK are growing to be  talents  possessing  sound  knowledge  at  the  level  of  general secondary  education,  modern basic technical knowledge and creative ability.

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