Distance education helpful in making all people well versed in science, technology
It is 11 years since the nationwide online education system was established in the DPRK.
The distance education system, which is run as a regular educational system, plays a big part in educating working people to become intelligent workers.
According to information available, thousands of industrial establishments are embraced in different online education systems run by dozens of universities and the students enrolled at online courses of universities number more than 100 000.
While attending the courses, lots of people come up with new inventions and propose original ideas conducive to economic development and the improvement of the people’s standards of living and are awarded academic degrees by presenting valuable research papers.
According to the policy of the Workers’ Party of Korea on making all the people well versed in science and technology and the state measures to provide the people with better educational conditions and environment under which all people can study and learn to their heart’s content, such major universities as Kim Il Sung University, Kim Chaek University of Technology, Pyongyang University of Medical Sciences and Pyongyang Han Tok Su University of Light Industry have turned into hubs of distance education.
Kim Il Sung University has increased the subjects for online education and is planning relevant curricula. Kim Chaek University of Technology, as the hub of learning in the engineering fields, has established academic ties with other universities to ensure normal operation of the online academic centralization system, while developing advanced distance intelligence teaching system and applying it to practice. Pyongyang Han Tok Su University of Light Industry directs efforts to developing necessary devices for providing students with virtual educational environment which makes them feel like attending lectures in classrooms and further enhancing their intellectual faculties.
The number of applicants is growing day by day as everyone who wants to receive distance education can enroll on online courses of any university they want with no restrictions at all including the length of service, ages, occupations and health conditions.
THE PYONGYANG TIMES