Mawlamyine, 5 October
Anyone who is coping with family issues in the midst of the ongoing armed conflict and high commodity prices is not interested in joining in The Three Rs (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic) course offered by the military council, locals and the education community told Than Lwin Times.
The junta chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, instructed the last week of August to offer The Three Rs courses nationwide because the people need to be literate in order to eliminate poverty. According to the military leader’s instructions, the Ministry of Education is making preparations to offer The Three Rs courses in some parts of the country.
The non-CDM community is concerned about whether the military council will be able provide them with full protection because there is little security in most places because of the region’s instability and the intensity of the conflict.
A CDM teacher said, “Due to the current economic crisis, there will be no participants in the military council’s The Three Rs courses. Adults will not be interested in this course while they are struggling for rice and oil. “
“The military council’s attempt to offer The Three Rs courses is a move to show the international image that it is working for the development of education in rural areas because it is stable in the country,” she added.
A resident of Sagaing Region told Than Lwin Times, “The Three Rs courses are not practical and nobody will be interested in them when people are fleeing the military council’s invasion and struggling for their livelihoods.”
He went on to say that the military council’s mission of The Three Rs Courses will not be successful, and it may just be a show or it may be a campaign to organize the region for the election.
In the past, the Three Rs Courses used to be offered to old people with low levels of education and illiterate people in the villages by university students under the direction of lecturers when the university school was closed.
On the other hand, the junta chief said that people in rural and remote areas should be literate in the basics and then continue to improve the level of education.
According to the report on International Day to Protect Education from Attack published by GCPEA on September 9, Myanmar is among the top countries in the world where education is attacked.
News – Than Lwin Times