On January 16, 2018, 5 years ago, respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , with a far-reaching plan to achieve rapid development in education, visited the newly-remodeled Pyongyang Teacher Training College.
The college, with a total floor space of more than 24 100 square meters, perfectly meets all the requirements of educational work. It has multi-function class rooms, education science exhibition hall, a library which could be seen as a reduced version of the Sci-Tech Complex, modern gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, etc. The college is pedigree establishment for training teachers completed under the meticulous care of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un .
He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the college was reconstructed and modernized as required by the new era. And he said that education is work of lasting significance for the country's future and the teacher training colleges have an important role to play in glorifying the DPRK as a country of education and a talent power by bringing about a radical improvement in education in the new century.
Revolution in education doesn’t mean following in the steps of others. It means providing creative, innovative and offensive educational methods which challenge and lead the world and ensure that the level of our country’s education goes beyond the one of developed countries in the shortest possible period. In this way, we should achieve our ultimate goal of transforming our country into a country of education and talent power as soon as possible. This is the ennobling intention of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un .
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , by setting the educational work for the posterity as an important matter related to the rise or fall of the country, took important measures for giving a top priority to the development of education in the historic march of the new century of Juche.
In September 2012, he brought about a radical turn in the new era’s educational revolution by introducing the universal 12-year compulsory education system. And in August 2014, he opened up a broad avenue for the education in the new century by publishing the immortal classic work “Let Us Glorify Ours as the Country of Education and a Power of Talents by Bringing about a Revolution in Education in the New Century".
At the 3 rd Plenary Meeting of the 7 th Central Committee of the WPK, respected Comrade Kim Jong Un put forth the historical slogan “Let us make a leap forward by dint of science and guarantee the future by dint of education!” and wisely clarified the tasks and ways to flare up educational revolution in the new century among educational institutions. He also saw to it that a climate of attaching utmost importance to education pervades the whole country.
Comrade Kim Jong Un personally projected the construction of super-class modern apartments for educators and organized and guided the whole process of the construction. He also promised to actively support the university as honorary president. With his paternal love, a social climate of attaching importance to education was established more firmly in the whole country.
Under the noble love of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , our education today serves as the nutrient of growth and the base of soul which brings up the coming generation – our future – in a strong and faithful way.
Thanks to the benevolent love and wise leadership of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un dedicated to the educational work for the posterity, our new generations are soundly growing into the pillars and masters of the future Korea, and our fatherland will continue to shine brilliantly as a country of education and as a talent power envied by the whole world.