To develop education onto new higher level

August 11, 2023

The Eighth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea held in June discussed and decided important issues for the development of education in the DPRK.

The plenary meeting took epoch-making measures to adjust the educational structure of the country to ensure advanced education and to decisively improve and strengthen education. This served as an important milestone in developing the country’s education.

Upgrading the educational structure is an undertaking of primary importance in carrying out the educational revolution in the new century, and it is a fundamental guarantee for turning education into the one which can be fully entrusted with the future of the country.

The measures taken by the Party to radically adjust the structure of education are aimed at raising the level of education to train more and better talents with creative and practical abilities necessary for building a powerful socialist country.

To this end, it is necessary to take decisive steps to improve the educational structure of the primary and secondary education sector to give education according to the natural gifts and aptitude of students while mainly ensuring education in general elementary knowledge. This will enable all students to acquire more than one technique and skill in the stage of secondary education and thus contribute to social development.

At the same time, it is necessary to adjust the structure of the distribution of universities, faculties and departments with the main emphasis put on correctly defining the types of talents and accordingly forming higher educational institutions in a rational way, and the structures of higher education, including those of postgraduate education and teaching work administration and the system of selecting new university students.

It is also very important to strengthen the ranks of teachers and improve the educational conditions and environment while improving the contents and methods of education.

It is an important task facing our educational sector to train a large number of competent personnel with high intellectual and practical abilities by boosting our education in keeping with the developing world trend and the requirements of the times.

We are working in a creative and proactive way while intensifying designing and operation to improve the educational structure of the country and those of relevant regions and units.

And we orient the improvement of educational contents and methods to new innovation, bold creation and steady progress from a scientific and long-term viewpoint.

With the thorough establishment of the climate of attaching importance to education throughout society, the ranks of teachers have been strengthened, the educational conditions and environment constantly improved and guidance and assistance for the revolution in education dynamically promoted.

 When we faithfully uphold the intention of the Party which discussed the issue of education as a major agenda item at such a plenary meeting, which decides the most important policies of the Party and the state, and took radical measures for the development of education, our education will make a greater leap forward onto a new level.

Kim Won Hui, deputy department director of the Education Commission

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