Katha set to get teacher training centre
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.