Socialist culture, which is flourishing and developing in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, contributes to improving the creative ability of the working people and to meeting their sound cultural and aesthetic demands.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea shall, by carrying out a thorough cultural revolution, train all the people to be builders of socialism equipped with a profound knowledge of nature and society and a high level of culture and technology, thus making all the people well-versed in science and technology.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea shall develop a truly people-oriented, revolutionary culture which serves the socialist working people. In building a socialist national culture, the State shall oppose the cultural infiltration of imperialism, protect its national cultural heritage on the principle of establishing the Juche orientation and remaining faithful to the principle of historical truth and scientific accuracy, and develop it in keeping with the existing socialist situation.
The State shall eliminate the way of life inherited from the outmoded society and establish a new socialist way of life in every sphere.
The State shall embody the principles of socialist pedagogy so as to raise the rising generation to be genuine patriots who will fight for society and collective, for the country and the people, to be pillars of socialism who are knowledgeable, morally sound and physically healthy.
The State shall give precedence to public education and the training of cadres for the nation and closely combine general education with technological education, and education with productive labour.
The State shall develop universal compulsory twelve-year education which includes compulsory one-year preschool education at a high level in accordance with the trend of modern science and technology and the practical requirements of socialist construction.
The State shall train competent scientific and technical talents by enhancing the regular educational system as well as different forms of studying while working, and by constantly improving the contents, methods, conditions and environment of education.
The State shall provide education to all pupils and students free of charge and grant allowances to students at universities and colleges.
The State shall strengthen social education and provide the working people with all conditions for study.
The State shall maintain all children of preschool age in creches and kindergartens at State and public expense.
The State shall establish the Juche orientation in scientific research, introduce advanced science and technology in every possible way, increase State investment in the sector of scientific research, open up new areas of science and technology and raise the country’s science and technology to the world level.
The State shall elaborate a correct plan to develop science and technology, set up strict discipline to implement it, and strengthen creative cooperation among scientists, technicians and producers.
The State shall develop Juche-oriented, revolutionary art and literature, national in form and socialist in content. The State shall encourage creative workers and artists to produce works of high ideological and artistic value and enlist the broad sections of the masses in literary and artistic activities.
The State shall provide sufficient modern cultural facilities to meet the demands of the people who want to continually improve themselves, both mentally and physically, so that the working people enjoy a full socialist cultured, aesthetic life.
The State shall safeguard our language from all attempts to obliterate it and shall develop it to meet present-day needs.
The State shall thoroughly prepare all the people for work and national defence by popularizing physical culture and sport and making it their daily regime, and augment sporting skills to meet our country’s reality and the trend in modern sporting skills.
The State shall protect the people’s lives and improve the working people’s health by consolidating and developing the system of universal free medical service, strengthening the district doctor system and the system of preventive medicine and improving the supply of materials to the public health sector.
The State shall adopt measures to protect the environment, giving it preference over production, preserve and promote the natural environment and prevent environmental pollution so as to provide the people with a hygienic living environment and working conditions.