Worker Stu­dents

Korea (English) - - CONTENTS - Ar­ti­cle & Photo: Jin Yong Ho

In the DPRK the work­ing peo­ple who are in­volved in the study­ing-while-work­ing sys­tem and study at fac­tory col­leges are called worker stu­dents.

Such worker stu­dents from the Kim Jong Suk Py­ongyang Tex­tile Mill are en­rolled at Py­ongyang Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy near the fac­tory in Songyo Dis­trict, Py­ongyang.

The col­lege was in­sti­tuted in Septem­ber Juche 49 (1960) for the work­ing peo­ple in the East Py­ongyang area. The stu­dents can re­ceive spe­cial­ized ed­u­ca­tion re­lated to their pro­duc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties, such as tex­tile, chem­istry, ma­chin­ery, elec­tronic en­gi­neer­ing, and in­dus­trial ad­min­is­tra­tion, while ac­quir­ing mod­ern sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy.

The worker stu­dents from the tex­tile mill are taught by com­pe­tent lec­tur­ers and then ce­ment what they have learnt through ex­per­i­ments on tex­tile ma­te­rial, dye­ing, process anal­y­sis and so on at the lab­o­ra­to­ries equipped with ap­pa­ra­tuses and mea­sur­ing in­stru­ments.

It is not an easy job for them to work by day and study at col­lege in the evening.

How­ever, they never miss a lec­ture, as they are keenly aware that they can pro­duce cloth more and bet­ter to be con­ducive to the pros­per­ity of the coun­try and im­prove­ment of the peo­ple’s liv­ing stan­dards only when they are well-versed in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in the era of the knowl­edge-based econ­omy. With such a burn­ing zeal for study they stay un­til late at night, study­ing in the lec­ture rooms and con­duct­ing ex­per­i­ments at the lab­o­ra­to­ries. After they re­turn home or hos­tel, they con­tinue to study.

After fin­ish­ing 5-year course they are qual­i­fied as en­gi­neers in their ma­jors.

Those who were in­volved in the study­ing-while-work­ing sys­tem are very ca­pa­ble of com­bin­ing the­ory with prac­tice, so they ren­der tan­gi­ble con­tri­bu­tion to solv­ing tech­ni­cal prob­lems on the spot.

Many of­fi­cials of the mill, in­clud­ing its deputy man­ager and work­shop lead­ers, are grad­u­ates of the col­leges in­volved in this sys­tem.

At present worker stu­dents of the mill strive hard to ac­cu­mu­late their knowl­edge in their ef­forts to re­al­ize the am­bi­tious plan of the WPK to make all the mem­bers of the so­ci­ety well-versed in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy.

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