On the Orientation of the Building of Our Party in the New Era and the Tasks of the Central Cadres Training School of the Workers’ Party of Korea
(historic commemorative lecture given by Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, October 17, 2022)
The Central Cadres Training School of the Workers’ Party of Korea is a pedigree establishment for training Party cadres under the direct guidance of our Party Central Committee.
Our long and glorious history of Party building and struggle is associated with the great contribution made by the Central Cadres Training School.
It was a very just and wise step for our Party to have established the Central Party School in the early days of its founding.
After liberation, our Party, which had to guide the cause of nation building and army building, was faced with the important task of rapidly expanding and strengthening its forces and, at the same time, laying the indispensable organizational and ideo-theoretical foundations for developing itself into a socialist ruling party in the future.
Thanks to the far-sighted initiative and leadership of the President, a permanent Party school was established on June 1, 1946 to train Party cadres for the first time in our country so as to fulfill the immediate tasks of the revolution and its strategic and historic duty.
With the founding of the Central Party School, our Party came to have a powerful pedigree establishment able to train core cadres systematically from the outset and solve theoretical and practical problems in depth even under the complicated and difficult situation.
In conformity with the mission assigned in each annals of the revolution, the Central Cadres Training School of the Workers’ Party of Korea has steadily trained its competent cadres and systematized the Party’s ideas, lines and policies in a theoretical and comprehensive way, thus defending the Party’s organizational and ideological strengthening and leadership activities in educational, practical and academic fields.
A large number of Party officials and talented personnel produced by the school have set an example in leading the masses through their effective and staunch activities in the Party and state building and in all fields of the revolutionary struggle, and contributed greatly to the victorious advance of our Party and revolution.
It has been a pride of our Party that there is a prestigious educational and theoretical camp that reliably supports the struggle of the socialist ruling party while maintaining a high sense of responsibility, a sincere approach to the revolutionary cause and a substantial teaching strategy.
Today our Party faces a responsible period when it has to inevitably link its leadership history of nearly 80 years to 100 years or more.
The position and duty of the Central Cadres Training School of the Workers’ Party of Korea are very important in this work.
It is obvious that if the educational system is not perfect enough to train the eminent reserves of the Party, even though the revolutionary idea of the Party is great and its exploits are enormous, and if reserves to take charge of the cause of the Party are not well prepared, the future of the Party, far from inheriting its ideology and exploits, is inconceivable, he said, stressing the need to give a new innovation and development to the system of training reserves and the work for training cadres of the Party.
At present the Party Central Committee has set forth clear ideas, theories and policies for improving and strengthening the Party building and activities in view of the practical requirements of socialist construction and the essential requirements for the future development of the Juche revolution and made great efforts to implement them.
The important ideas, theories and practical experience being explored, formulated and implemented in the course of the historic struggle to improve the leadership ability, fighting efficiency and leadership art of the Party in conformity with the new era of the developing revolution should be actively applied to the training of Party cadres and systematized and enriched in a scientific way without delay to work for strengthening the whole Party and developing it in a long-term way. And he referred to the successes achieved by the WPK in its development course of the past decade and to the orientation of the Party building in the new era and the tasks and ways for improving the school work.
The ten years of struggle for modeling the whole Party on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism was the most crucial and decisive decade for the existence and future of our Party.
Our Party and revolution have made remarkable progress and development in the past decade, maintaining their fundamental character to the letter.
This is by no means a result of the times.
It is an outcome of the indomitable struggle of our Party which has been resolutely engaged in the pursuit and application of correct solution to the succession and development, deeply mindful of its important mission for them. Without this, there would have been no great reality of today.
The characteristics of our Party building in the last decade are the combination of thorough succession and fresh innovativeness, and the combination of the strengthening of Party work for the fulfillment of the immediate revolutionary tasks and the long-term building of the Party which guarantees the future development of the revolution.
Over the past decade our Party has undergone a succession and a development of historic significance in self-strengthening.
The watershed, which classifies the process of change in our Party building by large in this period, is one time of the Party conference and two times of Party congresses.
For our Party, the Fourth Party Conference and the Seventh and Eighth Party congresses were not merely the highest meetings pursuant to the passage of time and the change of generations, but an epochal occasion in which the essential and active development stages were established in Party building.
The Fourth Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea in April 2012, in line with the historic task of carrying forward the revolutionary cause, defined the Party’s guiding ideology and supreme programme ensuring thorough inheritance and formed a new leadership capable of confidently steering its implementation.
This provided our Party with a firm political, organizational and ideological guarantee for invariably carrying forward the cause of building the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party at the outset of the new century of Juche.
The Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea in May 2016 was a congress held in 36 years in the history of our Party, and it opened up a new stage in the strengthening and development of the Party.
The Seventh Congress proudly reviewed the militant course of the WPK built into the dignified Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and advanced the tasks of struggle for further strengthening the revolutionary character of the Party and steadily enhancing its leadership role as required by the developing revolution. The leadership and militant might of our Party was clearly demonstrated through it.
The Eighth Congress of the WPK in January 2021 brought about a new revolutionary turn in increasing the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party in every way.
With the Eighth Congress as a starting point, our Party came to have its regular and effective work system that leads the development of the revolution and its self-strengthening with a cycle of five years, and to develop in a sustained and innovative way the overall Party work on the basis of the Party’s Rules, revised in conformity with the principles of Party building and Party work, and of the functions and role of the readjusted and rearranged Party central organizations.
In addition, the Party Central Committee plenary meetings and sectional meetings aimed at enhancing the leadership role of the Party and reinforcing the essential elements and links for strengthening the whole Party were held in a planned way.
As you see, on the principle of giving priority to its strengthening and development, our Party actively set the major momentums that constitute the milestone in the building of the Party and the development of its work and passed through a significant course. That’s why our Party could carry out in a revolutionary way the important tasks of inevitable succession and development, preventing the confusion and throes that may appear in the days of succeeding the leadership of a socialist ruling party.
Looking back on the past decade’s militant course, which was by no means unusual, our Party can be proud of the great triumphant successes of fundamental and key significance in its development and in the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause.
The successes achieved by our Party in its building and work over the past decade are three major ones: firstly, it has firmly defended and inherited the monolithic ideology and leadership; secondly, it has remarkably enhanced its leadership function and role; and thirdly, it has further strengthened its revolutionary character of serving the people.
The establishment of an eternal foundation for the continued development of our Party into a revolutionary party with a firm oneness of ideology and leadership is the most precious success made in Party building during this period.
If the party that leads the revolution and construction is to overcome all challenges of history and remain faithful to its mission to the last, it must always ensure the unity of ideology and action thoroughly.
In other words, the whole Party should unite in ideology and purpose and harmonize action with practice on the basis of one ideology and one center.
Such demand entirely conforms to the general principle and reason; Just as a human organism, if dominated by two brains, not a single brain, cannot perform normal activities, a party cannot play its function as an organization and will be divided if it is not guided by a single brain, a single center.
Of course, the WPK has long been built into a party with monolithic ideology and leadership. But, such tradition cannot be defended and maintained as it is by nature and by inertia and hereditarily when generation is replaced by another.
If the work of consolidating the party’s ideology and leadership center in the period of succession to the revolutionary cause is not meticulously and forcefully carried out, it is inevitable that the preceding leader’s ideas and exploits are distorted and destroyed and the party cannot prevent its discoloration and division and will eventually perish. This is a serious lesson taught in the world history of socialist ruling party.
The reality proves the validity and vitality of building of our Party that has consistently maintained the monolithic ideology and leadership without any concession, and at the same time highlights the need to inherit it most perfectly in any case, the General Secretary said, and went on:
In the first period of the new century of Juche, our Party defined Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as its unique guiding ideology and set it as its strategic line of Party building to model the whole Party on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. In this way it established a firm political backbone for preserving its ideal and character forever and clearly defined the basic orientation of its building.
And the whole Party has waged a vigorous struggle to defend, add lustre to and carry forward the exploits of the preceding leaders.
With the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee in February 2015 as an occasion, our Party comprehensively reviewed the successes, experience, shortcomings and lessons gained in implementing the leader’s instructions and further intensified this work.
As a result, firmly established was the unique climate of the Party in which all its organizations in any sector and unit implement the instructions of the preceding leaders in a perfect way at the level of the times after formulating all of them.
The monolithic leadership system was established more thoroughly in the Party and strengthened in every way. This means that the fundamental issue has been settled in carrying forward the cause of revolutionary party building.
The fundamental issue in the succession of the revolutionary cause, the cause of party building, is the succession to leadership, he said, stressing that our Party vigorously conducted the work to thoroughly establish the monolithic leadership system under the support of all its members at an important historic period of succession to the revolutionary cause of Juche and, on this basis, further consolidated the single-minded unity of the Party and the people and firmly preserved the monolithic ideology and leadership within the Party.
The WPK has recently formulated a new definition of the work for strengthening the monolithic leadership system and its goal to be achieved and directed the overall practice of the Party work to its realization.
It is precisely the most important review of the building of our Party over the past ten years that we have provided a decisive guarantee for accomplishing our revolutionary cause without any change or deviation by carrying forward and thoroughly ensuring the monolithic ideology and leadership.
Another success achieved in our Party building over the past decade is that the Party’s leadership ability has been remarkably strengthened and the fighting efficiency and activity of Party organizations have been enhanced.
The authority and might of a socialist ruling party are clearly manifested in the practice of leadership over the revolutionary struggle and construction work.
What is important in fulfilling the mission of the Party to lead the revolutionary cause without any twists and turns or deviations is to adopt correct lines, policies, strategies and tactics, skillfully guide their execution and thoroughly implement the fighting programme set forth by the Party to cope with the changes in the situation in a skilful manner.
Entering the new century of Juche, our Party was faced with the pressing tasks to maintain the socialist path and steer the development of the times under the manifold severe challenges and difficulties.
Through its sincere ideo-theoretical activities, the Party Central Committee explored scientific solutions to the new theoretical and practical problems arising in Party building and activities and the revolution and construction and paid great attention to formulating them as the organizational will of the whole Party and realizing them through the struggle of the popular masses themselves.
What was important here was to restore the system of regularly operating the Party congresses, the Party Central Committee plenary meetings, its Political Bureau meetings and other major Party meetings in conformity with the leadership position and function of the Party, the general staff of the revolution, and improve their operation.
At important Party meetings, the Party’s orientation, line and policy of struggle have been agreed on in time and collectively to meet the requirements of the developing revolution and the changing circumstances, and the implementation of these policies has been reviewed periodically. As a result, the unity, momentum, vigour and thoroughness have been firmly ensured in the overall Party and state work and the leadership authority and role of the Party have been raised remarkably.
In order to strengthen the Party’s leadership over socialist construction, it is necessary to imbue the whole Party with one ideology and organize and mobilize well the masses for the implementation of Party policies.
The source of the Party’s political leadership lies in the truth and validity of ideas and policies, and in political and ideological work of making them the ones of the masses themselves.
Our Party has always given priority to equipping the masses with its ideas and policies and rousing them to their implementation, and has achieved a number of successes.
By establishing a well-regulated system of immediately communicating the Party’s documents and policies to the whole Party and reinforcing the Party’s study network and other networks of internal education, it ensured that the Party’s revolutionary ideas, lines and policies are disseminated in time to the basic organizations and the entire Party and all the people know well about the fighting tasks set forth by the Party Central Committee.
In accordance with the requirements of revolutionary practice, we enriched the content of Party ideological education with the main emphasis on five-point education and developed our state-first principle into an all-people patriotic spirit to wage a vigorous ideological campaign for creating a new spirit of the times.
Education in the revolutionary traditions and revolutionary history has been more active than ever before and the work of inheriting the fighting spirit and traits of the preceding generations of the revolution is being conducted strategically and step by step. This is also an important change and development in the field of Party ideological work.
A remarkable progress has also been made in exploring and applying new forms and methods to raise the effectiveness of information and motivation work, including raising the character of state political events, achieving the maximum political and educational effect by making creative innovations, and ensuring the ideological, political and contemporary features and unity in visual information.
The work that must be always prioritized and accompanied in strengthening the Party’s leadership is to consolidate the Party itself not only ideologically but also organizationally as befitting the leading political organization, the vanguard ranks of the revolution.
Our Party has readjusted its fighting efficiency and enhanced its activity by organizationally consolidating itself in a comprehensive and detailed way over the past decade.
The WPK defined the work of personnel administration, the work of increasing the Party membership and the management of its ranks as the three major axes to be channeled into strengthening the whole Party and has intensified the work for building up and managing the ranks of cadres and party members in a sound way, in conformity with the new fighting environment and revolutionary tasks.
Our Party set it as an important link in strengthening the whole Party to cement the Party cells and primary Party committees, and has regularly held the meetings of cell secretaries and secretaries of primary Party committees every five years to enhance the role of the chiefs of organizations.
Positive change is taking place in the work of the basic Party organizations, through those occasions in which the Party has correctly analyzed and assessed what was improved and what is unsettled in the work of the party cells and primary party committees throughout the Party, taken necessary measures and informed the secretaries of party cells and primary committees of the intentions of the Party Central Committee and indicated the clear orientation and tasks for their future activities.
In parallel with the strengthening of the basic organizations, the meetings and short courses for different sectors of guidance and the work sectors were held in a sequential and intensive way, including a short course for chief secretaries of city and county Party committees, a special workshop for officials in the Party life guidance sections of the organizational departments of the provincial, city and county Party committees and a short course for officials in the field of information. This was of weighty significance in encouraging the leadership units and work departments at all levels to have a good knowledge of their duties, principles of activities and fighting directions and to improve the Party work.
Our Party has been further refined politically and developed organizationally and ideologically by readjusting and strengthening its leadership ability and fighting efficiency in every way in the key period when the most important and difficult tasks are accumulated in carrying out the revolutionary cause.
It is another precious success that the revolutionary nature of our Party as a genuine people’s party has been firmly preserved and further strengthened over the past decade, he said, and continued:
Since the revolution is a struggle to realize the independence of the masses, the party that leads the revolution must never diverge from the fundamental idea, the basic mission, of taking responsibility for the destiny of the people and defending their interests in any case.
But the longer the political history of the socialist ruling party grows, the less the spirit of serving the people becomes, and the more the possibility of bureaucratic practices reigning over the people become.
The principle consistently maintained by the Party Central Committee from the very day of its leadership activities was to highlight and sustain the true nature of the Party which serves the masses absolutely and devotedly.
From this point of view, we formulated the essence of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the guiding ideology of the Party, as the people-first principle and purposefully and persistently pushed forward with the work to imbue the Party and state activities with the people-first principle.
While carrying out the heavy tasks arising in socialist construction by enlisting the strength of the masses, our Party has directed great efforts to embodying the Juche-oriented outlook on the people and philosophy of the people, the core of which is the unconditional service to the people, in its activities in particular.
The idea of upholding our people sacred and the slogan “Everything for the people and everything by relying on them!” and the call for making selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the great people are an intensive expression of our Party’s noble outlook on the people, and they are regarded as an unshakable creed of all Party organizations and officials in their work and activities.
Today our Party gives top priority to the people’s will, demands, interests and convenience and regards them as absolute in adopting and implementing all policies, and in this course its organizations and officials are fully displaying the spirit of serving the people.
It has become a main climate of the Party for its officials to go closer to the people when there are in hard time, and the brisk projects for providing the people with a stable and highly-civilized life are worked out and realized.
The main obstacle to the implementation of the people-first politics of our Party was the wrong ideological viewpoint and style of work prevalent among officials.
The Party has steadily increased the degree of education and struggle, regarding the work for correcting the wrong style of officials as a vital political issue for keeping its peculiar character and nature and guaranteeing its existence and development, and as an urgent task of maintaining a revolutionary and sound political climate within the Party.
The struggle to overcome all sorts of wrong ideological views and work-style, including irresponsibility for entrusted duty and lacks of gumption, formalism and self-protection and practices of carelessness about the people’s living, was strictly and in detail conducted in every respect throughout the whole Party.
In particular, we declared a war to wipe out abuses of power, bureaucratism, irregularities and corruption, unit specialization and impositions outside the taxes and took strong organizational and legal measures step by step.
This has resulted in the suppression of anti-popular acts of insulting the popular masses and violating their rights and interests, and most of officials have become awakened to a great extent.
Our Party has remarkably increased its leadership ability and fighting efficiency, while steadfastly maintaining its revolutionary character and nature in the period of great succession and development of the Juche revolution, thus laying a springboard for building a promising Party and achieving great miraculous successes that can be convinced of the future of socialism in the face of severe difficulties.
The proud successes and valuable experience gained in the building of our Party over the past decade will serve as a solid foundation for promoting the development of the Party in the future and be recorded clearly in the history of the Juche-oriented revolutionary Party building.
As I have mentioned before, the Party is the guiding force and organizer of the revolution, so the work of strengthening the Party should always be ahead of the times and certainly be successful.
The cause of party building is precisely a revolutionary cause, and the level of party building can be called the level of revolutionary development.
Our Party has achieved valuable successes in Party building over the past decade, but we should step up the modeling of the whole Party on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism on a new, high stage with redoubled efforts.
What is important for the socialist ruling Party in opening up its future is to resolutely maintain its own duty and principles of activity without losing its centre of development under any circumstances and conditions, continue to intensify the struggle for uniting the whole Party around the Party Central Committee and always root firmly among the working masses and gain the unanimous trust of all the people.
In particular, the greater tasks and the more difficulties the revolution face, the more should we deepen the trust of the masses in the Party and consolidate the cornerstone of their trust in it. This presents itself as a preferential and core task.
Therefore, the Party Central Committee considers it necessary and most appropriate to strengthen our Party into a party that is politically mature, organizationally sound, ideologically pure, strictly disciplined and sound in style as required by the new era.
In a word, we can say that political, organizational and ideological construction and discipline and work style building are the directions for our Party building in the new era.
The new five-point construction direction is very important both in view of the historical lessons of the world socialist movement and in view of the situation in our Party.
The history of the world socialist movement never knows that a ruling party which is politically weak, organizationally and ideologically unsound and dominated by indiscipline and wrong work-style had led correctly the revolution and served the people with credit.
A party which was vulnerable to self-building, without exception, lost the people’s trust and leadership, and failed to overcome the challenges and offensive of the counterrevolution.
Our Party has so far achieved a great victory, overcoming the grave difficulties, through a tireless struggle to make the whole Party a powerful integral organization and ideological pure entity and combine leadership with the masses in the three aspects of organizational building, ideological building and leadership art building.
We should effectively promote the development of the Party in line with the party building orientation in the new era and thus establish the appearance and traits of the Party guaranteeing its eternal prosperity and confidently advance toward the building of socialism and communism.
We must press ahead with the political construction of the Party.
The Party’s political construction is a central task in steadily enhancing the Party’s leadership ability and maintaining and consolidating its correct political traits.
Our Party has so far purposefully and consistently in a unique way conducted the work to strengthen itself politically.
In this way, we have set a world example in consolidating the revolutionary political climate in the Party with the monolithic ideology and leadership as the core and in equipping it with the appearance and prestige of a political leadership organization.
There is no reason to neglect or egotize with the great success our Party has achieved in this field, and in reality there is an urgent need to raise the Party’s leadership authority and further improve its political spirit in the Party work.
The Party’s political construction should always be given priority and strengthened, and the other sectors of Party building, including organizational and ideological building, should be led and defined by it.
The basic requirement of political construction is to intensify the work for establishing the monolithic leadership system of the Party Central Committee on a new level.
The monolithic leadership system of the Party Central Committee is the backbone of our Party’s leadership ability, the core of its political traits, and the root of the high dignity and strong fighting efficiency of our Party envied by all other revolutionary parties.
As has already been clarified, the ideal goal of establishing the monolithic leadership system of the Party Central Committee is to make the whole Party a single-hearted entity with the Party Central Committee, one head and one body.
We should firmly defend the authority of the Party Central Committee and unconditionally implement its ideas, decisions and instructions, concentrate all the issues arising in Party work and activities on the Party Central Committee in a thoroughgoing way, and deal with them according to its conclusion, and not to delay even a moment but continue to conduct in depth the work of establishing strict order and discipline in which the whole Party moves as one under the unified leadership of the Party Central Committee.
What is important is to make the whole Party cherish faith and maintain pure loyalty.
The monolithic leadership system of the Party Central Committee will be further consolidated when it is supported by loyalty emanating from the minds of officials and Party members of its own accord.
True loyalty to the Party does not come into being or harden into faith overnight. Therefore, all Party organizations should not make pretence but conduct effective cultivation of loyalty with great efforts, so as to make it a trait of politico-ideological and moral obligation.
It is important to make thinking and activities of all the officials and members of the Party consistent with loyalty and thus ensure that the monolithic leadership system of the Party Central Committee is steadily strengthened on the basis of the intense loyalty of the masses, no matter how the situation may change and how much water may flow.
Another important requirement of political construction is to ensure that Party committees at all levels perform their functions and role correctly as the supreme leadership bodies and political staff of the units concerned.
The Party committee concerned should thoroughly maintain the system and order of controlling and guiding in a unified way all the organs and organizations in its region and unit, and ensure that all work is conducted properly through the collective leadership of the Party committee while giving full play to inner-Party democracy.
In particular, the work of the Party organizations should be turned into the one with people and be consistent with political activities, so as to overcome the tendency of Party work becoming administrative and practical and of Party officials taking over administrative affairs.
Another important requirement of political construction is to encourage all Party members to play their role as political activists with a high degree of political consciousness.
This is precisely the task which our Party must tackle with a focus in political construction.
It is self-evident that the party can fully discharge its mission and role as the political general staff only when every party member forming the Party has a good understanding and struggle as a voluntary vanguard and political activist, he said, explaining the issues for raising the political sensitivity and political and theoretical level of the party members and enhancing the political activities of the party members. He went on:
Another important requirement of political construction is to steadily develop the method of leadership on the revolution and construction.
The proper combination of leadership with the masses is always essential in the political guidance of the Party.
We should actively apply to the Party work and activities of today the powerful methods of leadership that have been created and whose vitality have been displayed to the full by our Party in the course of its long struggle of leading the revolution and construction, while enriching them in keeping with the times and the development of the revolution.
We should also make effective use of the method of creating and generalizing innovative and leaping new standards of development and models that can be representative of the times in each sector and the campaigns in which one overtakes and learns from others and swaps experiences with each other and other methods created in the new era, so as to enlighten, encourage and renew the whole of society.
It can be said that it is one of the leadership methods to steer the excellent climate of the Party and the good tendency and atmosphere of the whole society through the noble relations of trust, respect, devotion and obligation between the Party and the masses in the glorious struggle of writing a new history of the Juche revolution.
The whole Party should actively encourage and cultivate such good traits as respecting and giving prominence to revolutionary forerunners, pioneers of the times and honest working people, loving children and caring for those in difficulties, so as to ensure that positive influence prevails throughout social life and that noble virtues and affections continue to develop into a national custom.
To steadily strengthen the party organizationally is an essential requirement for consolidating the organizational unity of the whole party centered on the Party Central Committee and ensuring the sound metabolism and fighting efficiency of the party.
It is an important task in organizational building of the party to transform the party ranks into elites and it is achieved as the substantial result of the work for increasing the party membership and managing its ranks.
The work with the masses is the work for consolidating the party’s mass foundation and strengthening the single-minded unity and at the same time a vital issue related to the existence of the party.
Precedence should be naturally given to the party’s ideological work before all other works in view of its essential requirement and only then is it possible to prevent the change and degeneration of the party and lead the revolutionary and enterprising development.
Only when strict discipline is established within the party, is it possible to thoroughly suppress all unorganized, undisciplined and negative elements in the whole party work and propel and guarantee the sound development of the party, he said, referring to the principled issues arising in putting spurs to the building of party discipline and establishing an accurate and powerful disciplinary system, including the strict establishment of the voluntary discipline-observing trait and the discipline-supervising system and discipline-applying system throughout the party.
The excellent style of work created by our Party while leading the arduous and complicated revolutionary struggle and the building of a new society constitutes a precious foundation for the building of the style of work in the new era.
The whole party should steadily and methodically conduct the work to make officials acquire the revolutionary and popular work styles created by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il and developed and enriched by our Party and apply them to real life, so that the communist work style peculiar to our Party is carried on.
The Party’s attention should be paid to establishing among officials the habit of carrying out the tasks in a responsible way with revolutionary work attitude and manner.
The Party’s fighting efficiency is precisely the ability of officials to develop, struggle and practice.
We should ensure that the whole Party is permeated with revolutionary and responsible work styles, including the trait of unconditionally accepting the Party’s decisions and instructions and carrying them out in time by dint of self-reliance and fortitude, the trait of disallowing self-complacency and self-praise, encouraging self-reproach and reflection and always striving with painstaking efforts, and the trait of carrying out work in a far-sighted way and on a long-term basis, looking forward to the future.
At the same time, we should wage a ceaseless struggle to overcome all kinds of negative and varied ideological views and work style, including the non-revolutionary and non-militant attitude, irresponsibility, self-protection, formalism and expediency revealed in the practical struggle, so as to prevent the wrong style of work.
What should be particularly focused in the building of style of work is to ensure that the correct viewpoint and attitude towards the people are always prevailing in the Party.
For our Party, which intends to be genuine servants of the people, a correct viewpoint and attitude towards the people is a matter that cannot be conceded in any case or under any circumstances.
As I have said, our Party was born to defend the interests of the working masses and has been working to provide the people with a happy life since its foundation, and this is why the people call our Party their mother and follow it.
Our Party upholds the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism in order to preserve its character and fulfill its mission as a party serving the people.
To this end, all officials should make our Party’s outlook and philosophy on the people the motto of their work and life and do their best to effectively develop the work for absolutely serving the people and enrich the Party’s traditional method of work with the masses in keeping with the present situation.
An official to be trusted at any time and relied on by the masses without worry are, above all, conscientious and honest.
Only when a good style of work such as being unconventional, modest and setting an example is supported by conscience and honesty, can it win the recognition of the masses.
No matter how the times develop and the circumstances change, we can maintain the excellent work style of the Party and ensure its superiority if we have only upright and honest officials.
Therefore, in promoting the building of the Party’s style of work, we should always give prominence to and encourage the high sense of simplicity, honesty and purity and take appropriate practical measures in all the processes of Party work so as to make it an essential and consolidated trait of officials.
In particular, we should not tolerate any practices of looking down on the people and infringing upon their rights and interests such as abuse of power, bureaucratism, irregularities and corruption and impositions outside the taxes contrary to the sound style of the Party, but eliminate them resolutely.
At the same time, it is necessary to further subdivide and actualize the rules of life of officials working at Party organs at all levels, in keeping with the new requirements of the building of style of work, and establish an order in which they strictly observe it.
If our Party is strengthened in the aspects of political, organizational and ideological construction and building of discipline and style of work as above, it will be possible to solve not only the immediate tasks for the party building but also the long-term problems on its own initiative and systematically, thus strengthening its leadership ability and fighting efficiency and fulfilling its duty as a revolutionary party responsible for the destiny and future of the people.
The basic duty of the Central Cadres Training School of the Workers’ Party of Korea is to train all the students to be genuine revolutionaries and paramount elements of the Party who are guided only by the revolutionary ideology of the Party Central Committee and staunchly champion and implement it.
As already written on the monument bearing on the inscription of his autograph at the school, the President earnestly taught the students of Kim Il Sung Higher Party School that they should become competent officials of the Party and the state who are always working among the people, standing in the van of the people for the independence and sovereignty of the country and the freedom and happiness of the people.
The Central Cadres Training School should orient all its work to training new-type Party officials and servants of the people who are politically and ideologically sound and have completely changed their work style and personality in conformity with its basic tasks.
The Party officials desired by our Party are, above all, officials of real ability, equipped with high level of political and practical qualifications, who support the Party Central Committee with a pure conscience, and think and act in accordance with the ideas and intentions of the Party Central Committee under any circumstances, and who are fully armed themselves with the Party’s ideas and theories and are well versed in the principles and methods of Party work and have acquired the leadership skills of moving the masses. They are officials who know how to find the worth and joy of life in embodying our Party’s outlook on the people and people-centered philosophy and in devoting themselves to the people.
The Central Cadres Training School should be well aware of the requirements of the Party Central Committee for training cadres and further improve its education and training in Party spirit so that a person who had shortcomings in work and life before can be born and brought up in a new way in the political, ideological, practical and mental and moral aspects once he has undergone the school’s educational process.
Another duty of the Central Cadres Training School of the WPK is to study, explain and propagate our Party’s ideas and theories.
The Central Cadres Training School is the basic base and the think tank of the ideological and theoretical building of our Party.
The Central Cadres Training School should study in depth in principle our Party’s revolutionary ideology and prove and explain the validity, scientific accuracy and vitality of the newly advanced lines, policies and fighting policies, so as to enrich the treasure house of our Party’s ideology and theory.
What is most important is to improve the educational contents in conformity with the mission and characteristics of the Party cadre training institution, he said, adding that it is important to make the teaching contents run through the Party’s policies, to give effective education in the history of the Party, to raise the students’ high political consciousness and political sensitivity, essential qualifications of Party officials, to give students proper Party work business, to select the educational contents in conformity with the characteristics of school educational system and to raise the level of specialization in the teaching activities.
It is important to correctly define the school system and the criteria for selecting students as required by the mission and duty of the school and the times and intensify and correctly implement the educational programme so that it can successfully conduct theoretical and practical education with the main emphasis on tempering the Party spirit, he said, indicating the orientation and ways for improving the educational administration and management.