Friday, September 28, 2012


Pyongyang, September 25 (KCNA) -- Ordinance of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly on enforcing universal 12-year compulsory education was promulgated at the sixth session of the 12th SPA held in Pyongyang Tuesday.
According to the ordinance, the DPRK government enforced the compulsory primary education in 1956, compulsory secondary education in 1958 and Korean-style unique universal 9-year compulsory technical education which closely combined secondary general education with basic technical education and education with production in 1967.
In 1972 the DPRK government introduced the universal 11-year compulsory education, the first of its kind in the world.
The enforcement of the universal 11-year education was a just measure for raising the level of free compulsory education, improving the contents of education and bringing up the new generations to be able revolutionaries and competent socialist builders intensely loyal to the party, the leader, the country and its people as required by the era and the developing revolution.
The DPRK is now demonstrating its might as a dignified military power possessed of nuclear deterrent, a country that manufactures and launches satellites. Korean-style CNC technology and flexible production system have been introduced to the different domains of the national economy and a great number of Juche-based and modern heavy and light industrial bases and grand monuments have been built. This is associated with the feats and merits of young scientists and youth who have grown up, receiving the universal 11-year compulsory education.
The Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government are set to enforce the universal 12-year compulsory education reflecting the present requirements for building a prosperous socialist country in all fields now that the requirements for education have risen higher than ever before.
The enforcement of the universal 12-year compulsory education is a step reflecting the dear respected Kim Jong Un's noble outlooks on the country, the younger generation and future and it is a great event that demonstrates before the whole world that the DPRK is dynamically advancing toward an educational power and a highly civilized socialist country.
The universal 12-year compulsory education is the most just and advantageous education for drastically raising the quality of education to meet the requirements for the development of education in the age of knowledge-based economy and the trend of the world and bringing up the younger generation to be Juche-type able revolutionaries possessed of ample secondary general knowledge, modern basic technology and creative ability.
The SPA of the DPRK discussed the issue of enforcing the universal 12-year compulsory education and made a decision.
According to the decision, the universal 12-year compulsory education shall be enforced in all areas of the DPRK.
The universal 12-year compulsory education shall be enforced free of charge and all children from 5 to 17 years are obliged to receive this education.
This education consists of one-year pre-school education and five-year primary schooling, three-year junior middle schooling and three-year senior middle schooling.
The six-year middle schooling shall be enforced from the 2013-2014 school year, divided into three-year junior middle schooling and three-year senior middle schooling.
The work for converting the four-year primary schooling to five-year primary schooling shall go through the preparatory phase to be started in the 2014-2015 school year and this shall be finished in 2-3 years.
Educational system and education of special courses of study shall be decided as separate issues.
Measures shall be taken to solve the shortage of teachers resulting from the enforcement of the universal 12-year compulsory education, raise their qualifications and improve educational methods.
State investment in education shall be increased and conditions and environment necessary for the enforcement of the universal 12-year compulsory education be created.
Administrative guidance and legal control shall be strengthened for the successful enforcement of the universal 12-year compulsory education.-0-


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea issued the following statement on Sunday:
As already reported, the south Korean puppet forces have become frantic with DPRK-targeted war exercises on the five islands in the West Sea of Korea and in the waters around them, escalating the military tension to extremes.
On Friday, they perpetrated such a grave military provocation as letting warships of the navy intrude deep into the territorial waters of the north southwest of Yonphyong Island and firing at random bullets and shells at civilian fishing boats engaged in normal fishing operations.
Timed to coincide with this, they kicked off such racket as letting fighters equipped with missiles make emergency sorties and massively beefed up their naval forces in those waters before putting them on emergency alert.
The fishing boats they targeted were civilian boats of other country.
Firing at peaceful fishing boats is an unpardonable and illegal action against humanity.
They committed such provocation though they were well aware that they were peaceful fishing boats. This clearly indicates they are ferocious brutes and man-killers.
That is why south Korean people of different strata are becoming vocal condemning them, bitterly angered by their military provocations and brutal acts while domestic and foreign public is expressing deep concern over them.
It is needless to say that the puppet forces orchestrated lots of military provocations in the area along the Military Demarcation Line and the East and West Seas of Korea in the same way as they did this time.
The reckless military provocations perpetrated by them in the waters along the maritime military demarcation line in the West Sea of Korea, the biggest flashpoint, cannot be construed otherwise than a deliberate and premeditated scenario to provoke a war at any cost and thus seek a way out of the abyss of ruin.
This is nothing but a last-ditch effort of the conservative group to retrieve an ignominious defeat and disgrace they suffered in the last Yonphyong shelling battle and hype the issue of "security" in a bid to deter the public opinion from turning favorable for democratic and pro-reform forces and make the situation before the "presidential" election turn favorable for its stay in power.
The recent incident made it clearer who is the war provocateur on the Korean Peninsula.
The world knows no such rogues and worst maniacs as the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors who is kicking up such war hysteria, misusing even civilian fishing boats for the confrontation with the DPRK.
The group's desperate efforts to ignite a war, zealously pursuant to the U.S. policy of aggression in an effort to prolong its remaining days, only indicate that it is going to its doom.
The army and people of the DPRK will never tolerate any provocation of the enemies but mercilessly beat it back.
Only the most miserable end and death await the provocateurs. -0-
Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- The Southwest Front Command of the Korean People's Army issued the following press release on Saturday:
The south Korean puppet forces' grave intrusion into the waters of the West Sea is again going beyond the tolerance limit in the season for catching blue crab.
The number of the cases of intrusion of warships of the south Korean navy into the territorial waters of the DPRK is on the steady increase and the sphere of their intrusion is gaining in depth as the days go by. Provocative and reckless firing and shelling targeted against the DPRK are being committed from the five islands and waters around them almost every day.
Many speedboats of the south Korean navy intruded deep into the territorial waters of the DPRK side along the maritime demarcation line southwest of Yonphyong Island several times on Sept. 21 alone, kicking up a firing and shelling racket.
The gravity of the situation is that though they claimed those boats they encountered were obviously peaceful civilian ones, the south Korean forces fired bullets and shells at them at random.
Such hysteria is nothing but an adventurous military provocation which can be orchestrated only by the south Korean military warmongers accustomed to mimicking the bad habit of the U.S., their master fond of saber-rattling.
What matters is that such military provocations are being committed under the pretext of the disorderly fishing operations of fishing boats of other country, not ones of the DPRK.
Worse still, such provocations are being perpetrated by them on the basis of lies and far-fetched assertions that fishing boats of the DPRK crossed the illegal "northern limit line" which has never been recognized.
The puppet forces have gone so despicable as to insist that they were ships of the DPRK for fear of the country to which they actually belonged.
They intruded into the DPRK's territorial waters and fired shells and bullets. But they raised a hue and cry, afraid of the possible countermeasure of the army of the DPRK. This shows the pitiful position of the puppet military which goes reckless while making far-fetched assertions to maintain the "northern limit line" at any cost.
The Lee Myung Bak puppet regime and the military warmongers would be well advised to realize their wretched situation and stop running riot.
The Southwestern Front Command has already received the operation order from the Supreme Command to turn the West Sea of Korea into a deadfall of enemies and wage a great war for national reunification if enemies fire even a bullet into the area of the DPRK side.
What remains to be done now is a powerful strike of the DPRK's front units which know of no limit. -0-



Pyongyang, September 22 (KCNA) -- The Southwest Front Command of the Korean People's Army issued the following press release on Saturday:
The south Korean puppet forces' grave intrusion into the waters of the West Sea is again going beyond the tolerance limit in the season for catching blue crab.
The number of the cases of intrusion of warships of the south Korean navy into the territorial waters of the DPRK is on the steady increase and the sphere of their intrusion is gaining in depth as the days go by. Provocative and reckless firing and shelling targeted against the DPRK are being committed from the five islands and waters around them almost every day.
Many speedboats of the south Korean navy intruded deep into the territorial waters of the DPRK side along the maritime demarcation line southwest of Yonphyong Island several times on Sept. 21 alone, kicking up a firing and shelling racket.
The gravity of the situation is that though they claimed those boats they encountered were obviously peaceful civilian ones, the south Korean forces fired bullets and shells at them at random.
Such hysteria is nothing but an adventurous military provocation which can be orchestrated only by the south Korean military warmongers accustomed to mimicking the bad habit of the U.S., their master fond of saber-rattling.
What matters is that such military provocations are being committed under the pretext of the disorderly fishing operations of fishing boats of other country, not ones of the DPRK.
Worse still, such provocations are being perpetrated by them on the basis of lies and far-fetched assertions that fishing boats of the DPRK crossed the illegal "northern limit line" which has never been recognized.
The puppet forces have gone so despicable as to insist that they were ships of the DPRK for fear of the country to which they actually belonged.
They intruded into the DPRK's territorial waters and fired shells and bullets. But they raised a hue and cry, afraid of the possible countermeasure of the army of the DPRK. This shows the pitiful position of the puppet military which goes reckless while making far-fetched assertions to maintain the "northern limit line" at any cost.
The Lee Myung Bak puppet regime and the military warmongers would be well advised to realize their wretched situation and stop running riot.
The Southwestern Front Command has already received the operation order from the Supreme Command to turn the West Sea of Korea into a deadfall of enemies and wage a great war for national reunification if enemies fire even a bullet into the area of the DPRK side.
What remains to be done now is a powerful strike of the DPRK's front units which know of no limit. 

Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea issued the following statement on Sunday:
As already reported, the south Korean puppet forces have become frantic with DPRK-targeted war exercises on the five islands in the West Sea of Korea and in the waters around them, escalating the military tension to extremes.
On Friday, they perpetrated such a grave military provocation as letting warships of the navy intrude deep into the territorial waters of the north southwest of Yonphyong Island and firing at random bullets and shells at civilian fishing boats engaged in normal fishing operations.
Timed to coincide with this, they kicked off such racket as letting fighters equipped with missiles make emergency sorties and massively beefed up their naval forces in those waters before putting them on emergency alert.
The fishing boats they targeted were civilian boats of other country.
Firing at peaceful fishing boats is an unpardonable and illegal action against humanity.
They committed such provocation though they were well aware that they were peaceful fishing boats. This clearly indicates they are ferocious brutes and man-killers.
That is why south Korean people of different strata are becoming vocal condemning them, bitterly angered by their military provocations and brutal acts while domestic and foreign public is expressing deep concern over them.
It is needless to say that the puppet forces orchestrated lots of military provocations in the area along the Military Demarcation Line and the East and West Seas of Korea in the same way as they did this time.
The reckless military provocations perpetrated by them in the waters along the maritime military demarcation line in the West Sea of Korea, the biggest flashpoint, cannot be construed otherwise than a deliberate and premeditated scenario to provoke a war at any cost and thus seek a way out of the abyss of ruin.
This is nothing but a last-ditch effort of the conservative group to retrieve an ignominious defeat and disgrace they suffered in the last Yonphyong shelling battle and hype the issue of "security" in a bid to deter the public opinion from turning favorable for democratic and pro-reform forces and make the situation before the "presidential" election turn favorable for its stay in power.
The recent incident made it clearer who is the war provocateur on the Korean Peninsula.
The world knows no such rogues and worst maniacs as the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors who is kicking up such war hysteria, misusing even civilian fishing boats for the confrontation with the DPRK.
The group's desperate efforts to ignite a war, zealously pursuant to the U.S. policy of aggression in an effort to prolong its remaining days, only indicate that it is going to its doom.
The army and people of the DPRK will never tolerate any provocation of the enemies but mercilessly beat it back.
Only the most miserable end and death await the provocateurs. -0-