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Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools

NAYPYITAW — The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints. The government had already granted a budget for the project but since new President U Win Myint increased the pay for civil servants in April, the Education Ministry no […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s Historical High School Awarded as Heritage Building

​ YANGON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) — The over a century-old Basic Education High School (BEHS) No.-1, Dagon in Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon has been awarded a blue plaque to be marked as an ever-memorial heritage building by the Yangon Heritage Trust, according to the education authorities Monday. The historical school is known as having […]

More teacher training needed to head off shortage, report finds

An instructor training course for the extracurricular primary-level education level. The country requires more than 6,500 high school teachers between now and next March, along with over 21,000 middle school teachers and more than 35,000 primary school teachers, according to a report by the National Education Policy Commission in its second report (covering April to […]

SCG fosters a culture of earthquake safety

EARTHQUAKES have become more frequent in Myanmar, with the latest one hitting the country earlier this month. Hence, Siam Cement Group – driven by its commitment to contribute to communities – is using this opportunity to share knowledge on how to minimise damage to lives and property in the event of an earthquake. In collaboration […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi meets Singapore leaders on 5-day visit

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Singapore’s political leaders on Monday, on the fourth day of her first visit to the city state since released from house arrest. Suu Kyi, who is here for a five-day official visit as chair of a lower house committee of Myanmar, called on Singapore President Tony Tan. […]