Katha set to get teacher train­ing cen­tre

The Myanmar Times - - News - EI SHWE PHYU eish­we­phyu@mm­times.com

A NEW teacher train­ing col­lege is slated to open in Katha, Sa­gaing Re­gion, in the 2018-19 aca­demic year. The land has al­ready been fenced off for the fa­cil­ity and con­struc­tion is set to com­mence later this year, ac­cord­ing to an ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cial.

U Aung Aung Min, deputy di­rec­tor of the Depart­ment of Teacher Train­ing, said the de­ci­sion was fi­nalised ear­lier this month.

“The land has been marked for Katha Ed­u­ca­tion Col­lege,” he said, ad­ding that fund­ing al­lo­ca­tions for con­struc­tion will be made dur­ing this bud­get year.

There are 23 ed­u­ca­tion col­leges na­tion­wide, with over 10,000 teach­ers re­ceiv­ing train­ing each year.

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion is hop­ing to up­grade ed­u­ca­tion col­leges, or teacher train­ing fa­cil­i­ties, to fully fledged ed­u­ca­tion de­gree col­leges. How­ever, U Aung Aung Min said there was not yet a clear plan for how, or when, this would be rolled out.

“It is not cer­tain [if this would be] for all col­leges or just some. Our min­is­ter will de­cide,” he said.

An ed­u­ca­tion col­lege is also set to open in Chin State’s Hakha in the next aca­demic year.

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