International schools in Yangon close temporarily from Covid-19 fears

Some international schools in Yangon have started online teaching after the temporary shutdown due to the Covid-19. The temporarily-closed schools are Yangon International School, Royal British International School, the British School, Yangon American School, Thalun International School and ILBC. Ma Grace, Marketing Assistant at The British School said: “According to the policy of the office […]

As industry opens up, Capstone Education finds niche in Myanmar market

Ko Thaw Zin Aung Gyi and Ko Aung Tun Lin, the founding partners of Capstone Education, a local education consultancy, saw the need to invest in Myanmar education long before authorities finally permitted full foreign capital investments in the industry on April 20. Locally schooled but having qualified to study abroad at Ivy League universities, […]

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 […]

CB issues Reminder on Currency use but Dollar Shortage Remains Issue for Banks

​​ The Central Bank has reissued an instruction that the kyat should be used in all local transactions in an effort to help stabilise the exchange rate. But a senior official in the foreign exchange management department has said the regulator also wants to help route more foreign currency transactions through banks. The Central Bank […]

‘Free Education’ in Name Only, Parents Say of Some Rangoon Schools

RANGOON — As schools prepare to reopen their doors next month for the start of the academic year, some Rangoon parents say they are struggling to enroll their children at some of the city’s most well-known state schools, claiming practices that amount to bribe-taking and other impediments to access that have long-plagued Burma’s public education […]