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Green Ribbon campaign asks ministry to keep its word

The Green Ribbon campaign steering committee reminded the Ministry of Education of the agreements discussed between campaign leaders and ministry officials last August, including the immediate appointment of teachers awaiting job. Last Friday, the committee sent a letter to the Ministry of Education and the Department of Basic Education to honour these agreements. As part […]

Experts raise concerns about changes in matriculation exam

The change in the format of questions on the matriculation exam for 2019 academic year is causing anxiety among parents, and education experts warned of potential problems the new format might cause. Education Ministry officials have said the questions in the new exams would focus more on generating critical thinking among students rather than relying […]

Teaching upgrade plan to start in December

A pilot programme to upgrade education colleges will begin in December 2018 at two colleges, according to U Aung Aung Min, deputy director general of the Department of Higher Education. The programme aims to upgrade teaching quality by increasing teacher qualifications, in line with the National Education Strategic Plan (2016-2021). Part of the plan is […]

Ministry to Train 250,000 Teachers

The Ministry of Education will have over 250,000 trainers nationwide to teach the new Grade 2 syllabus, according to Daw San San Nu, academic director for the Department of Higher Education. “The training will continue step by step. Trainers for central-level training will offer regional and state-level programs, and then trainers from regional and state level […]

A Review of Education Sector in 2017

This year has been eventful for the education sector in Myanmar and here is a look at our pick of all major events. The most remarkable event of 2017 for the education sector took place on the first week of August, as seven inmates who passed the matriculation exams with distinction from Ohbo prison and […]

No Free Pass For Student MP

A sitting lawmaker in the Yangon Region legislature isn’t getting a free pass on final exams due to his position, the Department of Higher Education has confirmed, while acknowledging that all government employees enrolled in tertiary study are entitled to certain concessions – within reason. U Naing Ngan Lin, an National League for Democracy MP […]