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Five Myanmar students win ASEAN scholarship

Five students from Myanmar won the ASEAN scholarship for the 2018 academic year, which provides opportunities for young people from the region to interact with fellow citizens and develop their potential.

Students having completed Grade 9 in public basic education schools, monastic schools, private schools or international schools can apply for the scholarship.

Scholars are selected on academic merit, leadership qualities and their potential to contribute to their home country’s development. Scholars enter Singaporean schools at Secondary 3 level and have to take the GCE O-level examination (if applicable) at the end of Secondary 4 level and the GCE A-level (or equivalent) at the end of Pre-University 2 level.

Students scoring outstanding GCE A-level results can attend to National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Singapore Institute of Technology on another scholarship said Robert Chua, Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar.

Last year, over 1500 students nationwide applied for the ASEAN scholarship for the 2017 academic year, but only four students were selected. This year, 944 participants applied and five students from Yangon and Mandalay regions were awarded with the scholarship.

“Singapore’s Ministry of Education makes the final decision. Students were more qualified than last year so five of them got the scholarship this year,” said U Zaw Latt Tun, deputy director general for the Department of Educational Research, Planning and Training.

Since it was first awarded in 2003-04 academic year, 29 students from Myanmar have won the ASEAN scholarship.

“Students need not only to study hard but also to play hard by participating activities organised by schools. They have an opportunities to make Singaporean friends and to share with them about Myanmar’s cultures and background,” Chua, told the awardees at the 2018 ASEAN scholarship ceremony held at the Singapore Embassy in Yangon on October 25.

Source: Myanmar Times

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