Mon Curriculum Brought to President Thein Sein

Mon Curriculum Brought to President Thein Sein

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The education curriculum to teach at government schools in Mon State was presented by a leader from Mon Democracy Party (MDP) to Burmese President Thein Sein when the president met with fourteen leaders of political parties in Naypyidaw on August 4.

“I told the President at the meeting to let our curriculum be taught at the government schools during school hours. If our curriculum has to be taught outside of the school hours, it will make the students more tired because after they've finished normal school hours in the government schools, they will have to join our class again,” Nai Kyaw Win told  Kaowao today.

As an group photo from representatives from 14 political parties, Nai Kyaw Win, far left.
(Photo: President's Office)

He said that he even told President Thein Sein for ethnic Mon to learn the Mon language will increase the talent of the students. Furthermore, it will cause no problems for them to study one additional subject in school.

President Thein Sein said that he could not make an immediate decision because there are many ethnic groups in Burma who also want their languages to be taught within the government schools in their respective states.

Burmese President Thein Sein, far right, talks with representatives of 14 political parties in Naypyidaw on August 4. (Photo: President’s Office)

Moreover, President Thein Sein did not mention whether his government will provide 1 million US dollars towards education development, despite Aung Min, Burma's Railways Minister and a chief peace negotiator having told some Mon leaders last month about future provisions for the teaching of the Mon curriculum.

The different Mon political and armed parties have made several sticking points to the government about letting the curriculum of Mon education be implemented at the government schools. Both the All Mon Regions Democracy Party and New Mon State Party continue to seek government approval regarding the curriculum becoming a part of government school hours.

Thein Sein invited fourteen leaders from various political parties to present their individual needs and what larger problems the government ought to solve throughout the country in order to have successful peace and a stable democracy in Burma.

“I also proposed that the government should hold a conference similar to the 1947 Panglong Conference in order to let all people, from all ethnic groups, participate in and discuss about a political solution. I told President Then Sein to hold such a conference as soon as possible ,” said Nai Kyaw Win.

Thein Sein told the leaders from fourteen political parties to stay tolerant when the people proposed to have a nationwide ceasefire and hold a new Panglong Conference. He requested the leaders from the fourteen parties to support his working peace process and even said that without support from the political parties and civil organizations, his working peace process could not reach its ultimate goal.


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Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Name of sender: Chan Conlwar
Email of sender: chanconlwar@gmail.com
COMMENTS: Finally we get nothing .... They took tax they take fee and we work free , Where we can get the money for our Mon education or school? if goverment do not provide for us. From our Mon people? From Mon NGO or wait untill orther country NGO help us? How far we can go if was like that? so please thinking about that. DO SOMETHING TO BE CHANGE 1) If they not allow to teach Mon languages in the public school on the school time , DO NOT PAY TAX FOR THE GOVERMENT.
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