The Eighth Conference of Military Educationists of the Korean People's Army was held at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang on December 4 and 5.
The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea convened the conference involving the entire army with a view to consolidating the core position of the Korean revolutionary armed forces in every way by bringing about a radical turn in military education as required by the changing times and revolutionary situation.
Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, attended and directed the conference.
Present at the conference were exemplary military educationists and relevant cadres and commanding officers from the General Political Bureau, the Ministry of National Defence and the General Staff, commanding officers of the services and units at corps level and meritorious officials of the logistic units for education.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un appeared at the venue of the conference amid the playing of welcome music.
The moment all the participants burst into stormy cheers of "Hurrah!" looking up to the General Secretary who is ushering in a new period of development and a golden age in beefing up the military force by more firmly training the KPA to be a revolutionary army of the WPK, a highly advanced modern army and the reliable guardian of the state and people with his outstanding army-building ideas and energetic guidance.
Taking the platform were Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and secretary of the Party Central Committee, and O Il Jong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and department director of the Party Central Committee.
Also seen on the platform were commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence of the DPRK and officials, lecturers and researchers who rendered distinguished services to military education.
Kim Jong Un made an opening address.
He sent warm thanks to all the military educationists for devoting themselves to training commanding officers and backbones of the KPA, devoting all their wisdom, passion and soul to their work on the platform of the revolution, true to the Party's policy and line of training reserve military and political cadres.
He referred to the Party’s intention of giving top priority to military education, the importance of the mission and duty of military educationists and the purpose of convening the conference.
Expressing the belief that the Eighth KPA Conference of Military Educationists would serve as an occasion of epochal turn and a process of leaping progress in the course of the development of Juche-based military education thanks to the high political enthusiasm and close attention of all the participants, he declared the conference open.
Army General Ri Yong Gil, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and minister of National Defence of the DPRK, made a report, which was followed by speeches.
Achievements and experience made in helping lecturers possess political and moral traits and qualifications befitting lecturers and in improving the educational conditions, environment and methods in military academies through the struggle to bring about practical improvement and substantial advance in military education were introduced and shared through the report and speeches.
There were also the analysis and review of some deviations revealed in military education due to the lack of ideological readiness to prove the validity and vitality of the Party's idea of prioritizing military education with substantial progress and innovation in their units, and their causes.
The report and speeches called on all the educationists to display great courage, spirit of exertion, inexhaustible passion and fighting spirit with the readiness and self-confidence to put military education on a higher level as early as possible and to bring about a new innovation, bold creation and steady progress in overall military education work.
The standings of military educational institutions were announced at the conference based on the assessment of their implementation of the Party's policy of bringing about a revolution in military education, and pennants were awarded to exemplary units.
Kim Jong Un made an important conclusion.
He said that the conference is being held at a crucial time when the Korean revolution is moving on to the next stage of new victory according to the grand fighting programme and policy set forth by the historic Party Congress, and repeatedly stressed the strategic intention of the Central Military Commission of the WPK in giving guidance to the conference with deep attention while attaching special importance to it and the importance of the military education in the current situation.
He underscored the need to prepare all the military educationists to be true soldiers immensely loyal to the idea and leadership of the Party and to organize and provide military education, strictly guided by the Party's idea, policy and method so as to train all the cadets to be commanding officers who remain absolutely loyal to the Party Central Committee. He set forth principles, direction of development of military education and tasks and ways to this end.
It is important for military educationists to be deeply aware of their noble mission and duty before the Party and the revolution and to turn out as one in effecting the revolution in military education, he said, clarifying the main traits to be possessed by them.
He ardently called for opening up a new period of upsurge and leaping progress in effecting the revolution in military education by making every possible effort for the great Party, for the great state and people and for the eternal mightiness and invincibility of the revolutionary armed forces.
After the conclusion of the General Secretary, all the participants raised thunderous cheers for the outstanding teacher brightly indicating the path for bringing about the revolution in military education with his unique ideological and theoretical wisdom and immense trust and loving care.
Kim Jong Un made a closing address.
He appreciated that the Eighth Conference of Military Educationists in the history of the Korean revolutionary armed forces achieved its intended purpose thanks to the high enthusiasm of the participants. He repeatedly called for making military education the most advanced one in the country and the one making a substantial contribution to strengthening the core position of the revolutionary armed forces.
He expressed great trust and expectation that all the participants would bear deep in their minds the idea and spirit of the conference, redouble efforts and make a decisive stride forward in the struggle for implementing the Party's policy of bringing about a revolution in military education and thus make a tangible contribution to developing the KPA into the revolutionary army of the Party and an elite force.
The conference was held amid the iron pledge and revolutionary enthusiasm of all the participants fully determined to work heart and soul to strengthen military education, so as to train more competent military talents remaining absolutely loyal to the Party, true to the revolutionary idea and leadership of the Party Central Committee.
During the conference, there was a lecture.
The conference became a meaningful occasion in consolidating the military education field as a firm fortress for devotedly defending the Party Central Committee and in turning military education into a powerful force for propelling army building and military activities and, furthermore, the victorious advance of the Juche revolution.