National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) 2021-2030 | national education strategic plan 2021-2030
The National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) 2021-2030 must include the voice of young people to give a clear and precise picture of actual situation.
A union minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, U Win Myat Aye made this statement during a three-party gathering that was attended by members of the Ministry of Education, region or the state youth affairs committee as well as members of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement 5 January 5.
“It is vital that the NESP that is being designed to include youth’s voices, is reflective of the current state of affairs,” he said.
U Win Myat Aye quoted State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as declaring she believes that Myanmar is a nation which is abundant in natural resources, but they are often in short supply because they can be easily and quickly be taken away. Human resources, however, are infinite and citizens’ capabilities should be continually pushed forward.
The education sector was at the top of the 16 principal areas under the National Youth Policy introduced in November of 2017.
This will help to increase Myanmar’s youth’s capabilities and the importance of their involvement, he explained.
The authorities responsible were advised to incorporate the needs from other segments of society when drafting the plan, for instance, disabled and young people and young migrant workers as well as internally displaced people and others.
The voices of youth who have different sexual orientations and identities, youngsters from ethic regions and remote regions trafficked victims, teenagers, drug addicts, drug rehabilitation youth, young people suffering from AIDS as well as young sex professionals and children who have been raped must be taken into consideration in the plans.
Minister of Education U Myo Thein Gyi said that there were 566,274 students who were awarded matriculation completion certificate in 2020.
He said that if the credentials are accumulated to 7 points they are able to continue their studies at Level 4 or Level 5 in technical vocational schools.
There are arrangements being made to permit students to be admitted to colleges if they meet criteria, he explained.
The certificates of completion are awarded as Levels 1, 2, and 3 for middle school and high schools , respectively. Students are not able to join the university straight away after they complete the one-year short-cycle program in Level 4, but they are able to be able to transfer to Level 5 to continue their studying, as the minister said.
Students can take one to two years of short-cycle diploma and higher diploma course at Level 5, and proceed until Level 6 provided they satisfy the criteria, he explained.
Level 6 is a an undergraduate degree at a university. If students wish to continue studying with short-cycle classes without having passed the matriculation examination, they’ll have to continue their studies for a long time. Anyone who plans to go between Levels 3 and 6 must be able to pass the matriculation exam. this is a fair test for all students who plan to go straight to university according to U Myo Thein Kyi.
Level 7 is master’s level and level-8 is a professor degree.
As per the South-East Asia Primary Learning Matrix (SEA-PLM), Myanmar has the lowest gender gap rural-urban, low-income-high education, and classroom-student ratios. – Translated