Aug. 19 (UPI) — North Korea is promoting robotics education at the elementary school level, following directives from leader Kim Jong Un issued at the fourth plenum of the seventh party central committee meeting earlier this year.

Arirang Maeari, a Pyongyang state news and propaganda service, said Monday Pyongyang University of Education has devised a robotics curriculum at North Korean elementary schools.

Learning about robots at the earliest stages of schooling is to become more widespread in the country. The university plans to use “educational robots” in elementary school classrooms, where classes about the “most basic subjects” are taught, according to North Korea state media.

Robot classes are already taking place at Kwangbok elementary school in the Mangyongdae district of the

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