People would not believe that 8-year-old school children do sums on addition and subtraction of three- or four-digit numbers which are displayed at 1-second intervals in the twinkling of an eye while singing, dancing and writing a composition at the same time.
It would be more surprising if you heard that children could do sums on addition and subtraction of double-digit numbers read by teachers and hear common chords in a flash while explaining about the robot of their own making in Chinese, English and Russian all at the same time.
Even those who saw with their own eyes the surprising calculation of the children at Segori Primary School under the Pyongyang Teacher Training College find it difficult to readily believe their skills.
Asked about the secret of such surprising skills, the teachers proudly answer that they are the fruition of the 12-year free and compulsory education system and the unique policy of giving priority to primary and secondary education that became to be effectuated by respected Comrade Kim Jong Un .
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un said that like a firm-rooted tree can bear good fruits, for good talents to be made, it is necessary to intensify primary and secondary education which give basic education, and to invent and introduce new methods of our own style for developing intellectual faculties of children which can be applied in the days of kindergartens and primary schools when the human brain is developed on the most active basis.
He also clarified in detail the orientation and methods for developing the future-oriented education in conformity with the reality of rapid increase in the amount of information and knowledge as well as the global trend of attaching importance to sustainable development of education and capacity-building education.
The experts of Pyongyang Teacher Training College came to pay attention to abacus in the course of deepening their study true to the teachings of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un .
Abacus, one of the handicraft calculation tools had been widely used in our country and other Asian countries for a long time before it disappeared with the advent of electrical calculator and computer.
The experts brought their attention to the fact that the abacus is highly effective in developing right hemisphere of the children’s brain. With this point in mind, they invented the method of developing intellectual faculties of children through the abacus game and proved its advantage after introducing them to the students and children of the schools and kindergartens under the Pyongyang Teacher Training College.
If abacus education is given, it will help create a faculty in the brains which can imagine the abacus board and the up and down movement of abacus balls thanks to combination of repeated movement of two hands and the calculating process of the four rules of arithmetic.
If such a faculty is further strengthened, children can be possessed of high capacity to process information which can receive, preserve and reproduce a lot of information in a short time.
Drawing on the mysterious secret found in the simple calculation tool, the experts created one after another dozens of advanced methods of our own style for developing intellectual facilities such as the virtual reality technology, the augmented reality technology and the robot education technology so as to generalize them throughout the country. Such an effort bears excellent fruits.
Like this, thanks to the extraordinary and energetic leadership of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , our Juche-oriented education continues to make a rapid progress as required by the new century. This itself provides a sure guarantee for the bright future of our country.