Unclear future for schools costing parents more in Myanmar

The Education Department will not cancel the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official said. Basic education schools and universities have been closed and have not been able to reopen in Myanmar due to COVID-19. “We’ve been watching the situation carefully but haven’t decided to cancel the school year,” he said. High […]

Denmark funds Education Management diploma courses in Myanmar

Denmark continues to support Myanmar in education sector. The latest achievement was announced by The Danish Embassy on 23 July 2020. The Danish Embassy congratulates the 50 senior officials from the Ministry who are completing a nine-month Diploma Course in Education Management funded by Denmark. This fund aims to strengthening the education management capacities of […]

Myanmar: New Project Aims to Improve Education Quality and Access Across Country

Washington, March 3, 2020 — A project to improve access to, and quality of, basic education nationwide in Myanmar was approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The project, financed by a US$100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA), will be implemented over four school years. The Inclusive Access and […]

Broken dreams: the closure of the president’s scholarship programme

Hundreds of students were left disappointed when the National League for Democracy government shut down a multi-million-dollar international scholarship programme set up to great fanfare in 2014. By EAINT THET SU | FRONTIER IN EARLY 2016, Ma Kay Khine received a letter that she thought would change her life. An Australian university had accepted her […]

Myanmar University Rector Forced to Retire Over Dodgy Contract

Mandalay – The Ministry of Education says it will force the rector of Mandalay University to retire amid allegations over a food court construction on the campus. The rector failed to follow the President’s Office’s orders to be transparent in the tender process, the ministry said. Mandalay University Students Union protests led to a probe […]

Myanmar Govt Will Extend School Year Despite Opposition From Teachers

NAYPYITAW—The Ministry of Education says it will continue with its plan to extend the school year by one month at basic education schools despite strong opposition from teachers and teachers-in-training. The Department of Myanmar Examinations announced on Dec. 20 that the school year will be extended through March 31 beginning with the current 2019-20 school […]

University to offer course for degree in education

The Yangon University of Education is offering a correspondence course for private school teachers to get certification from the Ministry of Education. People with at least five years of teaching experience and a degree in any field, as well as those with post-graduate degrees in multimedia arts, are eligible to apply for the course, the […]

Myanmar Inks Four Agreements With S.Korea to Cooperate on Education, Environment, Tech

YANGON—Myanmar signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with South Korea on cooperation on fisheries; technical and vocational training; the environment; and development of digital economy, higher education, smart cities and connectivity during State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to Busan earlier this week. The State Counselor visited the city from Nov. 25-27 to […]

Education minister says govt financial rules slow progress

Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said the government’s strict financial regulations have hobbled his ministry’s efforts to build more schools and other facilities, especially in remote areas. He said the ministry had to return more than K55 billion (US$36.33 million) to the government last year for failing to begin construction projects across the country. […]

What Singapore and Yangon share: a dark colonial past, and existential angst about the future

Sometimes cities are planned down to every last corner, with neat grids and clearly divided zones. And sometimes a city’s future grows up organically around its past, history and aspiration tangling like vines at the heart of a rainforest. One sees all this from the ballroom of Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, nestled on the banks […]