Pyongyang Middle School No.1
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- Twenty two years have elapsed since Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to Pyongyang Middle School No. 1 on April 28, Juche 73 (1984) in spite of the rain. That day he acquainted himself with the school affairs in detail and convened a consultative meeting of leading officials in the field of education to deliver a historic speech on reinforcing the school.
He, in the speech, set forth concrete tasks and ways to convert the school into a center for training talents. He clarified how to form the education contents, work out teaching program, raise teachers' quality and to arrange educational environment. Under his wise guidance, the school has turned into a center for training talents provided with the highest level of educational conditions as he taught. The school, with a total floor space of over 28,000 square meters, is furnished with several hundred kinds of modern educational facilities and fittings and several thousand pieces of experimental apparatuses of more than 400 kinds. And it has various sorts of nearly 20 laboratories, a music room, a gymnasium, a swimming-pool and a library commensurate with the high level of education.
Over the last two decades, the school has consistently introduced advanced educational contents and method for training talents into teaching and produced a lot of talents who are in charge of scientific and technical development of the country. Among them are program developers who gained three consecutive victories in international computer paduk(go) championships, doctors and scientists in their twenties in the fields of mathematics, physics and life science and hundreds of personnel with academic degrees and titles.
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