Dy Minister takes stock of printing of school textbooks

Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun meeting with editorial team of the Global New Light of Myanmar yesterday.   Photo: MNA
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun meeting with editorial team of the Global New Light of Myanmar yesterday.  
Photo: MNA

U Aung Hla Tun, the Deputy Minister for Information and the Chairman of the Basic Education Textbook Committee for the 2019-2020 academic year, met with private publishers and discussed the production and printing of school textbooks and assistance required by them.
The meeting was held at 9 a.m. on yesterday morning at Photolitho Printing Press on the Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda road in Bahan township, Yangon.
During the meeting, the Deputy Minister inquired into the printing and production of 110 million schoolbooks for the coming academic year, and its progress so far.
He said it is important that students from every corner of the country get quality textbooks in their hands before the schools open.
Then, the Director-General of the Printing and Publishing Department detailed the current status of the printing and production of the books and future progression.
Deputy Director-General U Ko Ko Naing also explained school textbook printing and production for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Afterwards, the Ministry of Education and private officials discussed matters concerning the completion of the printing work and other general issues.
Following the discussion, the Deputy Minister talked about the nobility of such work and the responsibility it entails.
He said the number of books being printed will be increased for the coming academic year as more subjects will be added to the curriculum, and that all concerned parties must take lessons from the past and level-up in all aspects.
Later, he inspected the work in progress at Photolitho Printing Press.
Afterwards, he met with the staff and editors of the Global New Light of Myanmar. During the meeting, he stressed the importance of news worthiness, accuracy, and quality of news reports. He called for collective effort by the staff to attract the interest of not just local, but also international readers. He also asked them to improve the quality of news photos.
The Deputy Minister then discussed administrative affairs. A general round of discussions followed, after which, the minister concluded the meeting.— MNA (Translated by Alphonsus)

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