Sep 29, 2018
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, visited Kim Chaek University of Technology to congratulate its teachers and researchers on its 70th founding anniversary and had a photo session with them.
He was greeted by Hong So Hon, president of the university, and Kim Ryong Il, chairman of the university committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Noting that the university has made a great contribution to the country's scientific and technological education, independent development of the national economy and build-up of national defence capabilities, he said he was pleased to personally meet and congratulate the teachers and researches on the 70th birthday of the glorious university. He extended congratulations on behalf of the Party and the government to all the teachers and researchers who have devoted themselves to the education and scientific research for the prosperity and future of socialist country.
Saying that the university's position and duty are very important in implementing the Party's strategic plan for building a sci-tech power, a talent power, he expressed his expectation and belief that the teachers and researchers would become the leading chariot and locomotive powerfully propelling the development of the country's science and technology and economic construction, holding higher the slogan "Let us make a leap forward by dint of science and guarantee the future by dint of education!", before having a photo session with them.
Then, he went to the revolutionary museum of the university, where he recalled with deep emotion that President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il founded the country's first comprehensive university of technology and clearly indicated the directions and ways to be followed by it in each period and at each stage of the developing revolution and led it in every aspect of its work.
Saying that the university is one of the universities the Party trusts, boasts and holds up most, he pointed out that the building of an economic giant can be given impetus when concentrating efforts into steadily developing the university's science and education.
He highlighted the need for the university to defend the Party and the revolution with brilliant successes in scientific and technological research and talents training in the future, too, by firmly carrying forward the 70-year-long brilliant tradition.
He set forth vital tasks for the university to train students into creation-oriented talents and scientists faithful to the Party and the revolution with strong revolutionary spirit and high faculties of inquiry and application by steadily enhancing the quality of education as required by the new century.
He pointed out it is the intention of the Party Central Committee and the demand of the revolution to turn the university into the most prestigious university in the world and clarified the issues of improving the conditions and environment for education, contents and methods of the university, and bestowed great favours on the university.
He was accompanied by Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the WPKCentral Committee, and Choe Tong Myong, department director of the WPK Central Committee.