News & Views : Conference on Status, Trends and Priorities in Environmental Education and Research
Conference on Status, Trends and Priorities in Environmental Education and Research
Jun 25, 2001
A Conference on Status, Trends and Priorities in Environmental Education and Research, organized by the Ministry of Education, was held at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon on 7 June . Executive Director Professor Dr Nay Dun of University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica, local and foreign resource persons, rectors, pro-rectors of universities and officials participated in the conference.
Chairman of the Myanmar Education Committee and Secretary-1 of the
He said that the 30 Year Long-Term Plan for Education of Myanmar aims for the qualitative as well as quantitative development of education and transformation of Myanmar into a learning society and that one of the programmes in the Plan is concerned with the introduction of new disciplines and the encouragement of research that will be of direct benefit for the nation.
Among the new teaching programmes to be introduced, he said, is Environmental Studies. It will be conducted using a multi-disciplinary approach with participation from relevant disciplines of higher education institutions. The Chairman noted that in imparting environmental education, we must make sure to enhance awareness of the interdependence of environment and development; increase the level of knowledge and skills necessary, so that individuals are able to effectively manage the environment; and encourage a sense of responsibility towards the sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources.
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2001 3:49 PM