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More than 130,000 teachers continue to participate in the CDM movement.

More than 130,000 teachers continue to participate in the CDM movement.

On October 5, Education Minister of the National Unity Government, Dr. Zaw Wai Soe said that during the two-and-a-half-year coup d'état, over 130,000 teachers in the education sector are still participating in the non-violent civil disobedience movement (CDM). He said that in the early days after the coup, more than 200,000 teachers participated in the CDM movement, and currently, more than 130,000 are continuing to participate in this movement despite difficulties, at the World Teachers' Day celebration held on October 5. "I would like to congratulate all the teachers from here who have been participating in the CDM Spring Revolution without taking a single penny of salary for over two years, almost three years. Now there are still more than one hundred and thirty thousand teachers. Because of CDMs like this, the terrorist military council is still unable to manage the country."

NUG Acting President Duwa Lashi La said that during this period, NUG has opened more than 70 online schools and more than 5,000 on-ground schools in the basic education sector, and the Military Council Army has deliberately targeted the education sector. "They are committing inhuman acts such as the intentional aerial bombing of schools without military or civilian discrimination and burning and destroying, teachers were arrested, tortured, and killed.”

The Chairman of the Military Council, General Min Aung Hlaing, said in a message sent on the occasion of World Teachers' Day that we need an educated generation of young people to establish a peaceful future society, and we also need good teachers to make these young people productive. Therefore, by the direction of Teacher's Day in 2023, he also said that he urged the teachers to make an all-around effort to meet their education needs.

The teachers who are still participating in the CDM movement said that in the same way that teachers and students participated in the front in the anti-dictatorship movements of all ages in Myanmar, after the 2021 coup d'état, the military council's education system was almost stopped because many teachers participated in the non-violent civil disobedience movement (CDM).


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