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UK shifts trade policy on Myanmar to open markets further

Britain is signalling a shift in its trade policy on Myanmar to focus on opening up specific sectors where UK companies already have a foothold, including education, financial and professional services, infrastructure and energy. In an interview with The Myanmar Times, Warren Pain, director of international trade at the British embassy, set out how the […]

Education Lags Because of Past Govts: Edu Minister

NAYPYITAW—Myanmar’s education sector lags far behind others because of successive governments’ failures to invest in the country’s education system, Union Education Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said on Wednesday. “As investment wasn’t made in education for many years, [the education sector] lags behind. There are a lot of needs and difficulties,” he said during an […]

Myanmar, Thai universities to ink MoU for cooperation Posted

The universities of Myanmar and Thailand plan to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the education sector very soon, according to Myeik University. Myanmar’s Myeik University and Thailand’s Phetchaburi Rajabhat University will ink the MoU during the last week of January and the first week of February, 2019. The MoU will include […]

Private school is not so cool

When Poe Poe passed her matriculation exam (the Burmese equivalent of an A-level) she did not score the grades she hoped for. And this was a disaster for her. Why? It meant her dream of becoming a doctor was out of reach. In Myanmar, results obtained at this milestone exam dictates to which university a […]

Parents enrolling their children in enrichment classes outside of school hours

One of the simple nursery rhyme that are taught to kids as they enter the kindergarten. In Myanmar, nursery rhyme that are taught in classrooms for kids are not only delightful but also loveable as they have simple meanings. Although learning nursery rhyme seem simple, when it comes to teaching and learning methods for those […]

Myanmar permits full foreign capital investments in education sector

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has permitted foreigners to make full capital investments in private schools in Myanmar, according to Notification 7/2018 issued by the MIC on April 20. This means foreigners will now be able to fully own and operate private schools teaching a curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or an […]

Myanmar Investment Commission to open up education sector to private investment

Under MIC Notification 7/2018 dated 20th April 2018, the Commission announced that it may permit investor to carry out investments in the following types of education services in the form of private schools teaching a curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education and relevant Ministries or an international curriculum.   Private basic education school; Private […]

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 […]

State Counsellor: Myanmar ‘Needs Great Educational Strength’

Myanmar needs great educational strength in the world so that it can become a nation with dignity as powerful countries try to influence the world, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The remarks of the State Counsellor came in an address she delivered at a conference on the theme of Educational Development Implementation in […]

The role of AustCham Myanmar in the Myanmar economy

Australia is proving an important and growing trading and investment partner for Myanmar. The bilateral trade between Australia and Myanmar reached US$144 million in 2016, according to Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce. Ms. Jodi Weedon is CEO of the AustCham Myanmar (Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce), which was set up in March 2013. In a recent interview […]