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Cash-strapped Myanmar govt desperate for education improvement: state counselor state

At an International Youth Day gathering in Naypyitaw on Monday, Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi lamented a shortage of government funds while stressing an absolute desperation to improve the country’s educational system. “I don’t want to say our country is poor, but we are not a developed country,” Daw Aung San Suu […]

Invitation for Bids, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Education (Deadline: 14 May, 2019)

Date: 28 March, 2019 Loan/Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 – Equipping Youth for Employment Contract No. and Title: MYA 3472/EYE/NCB/Goods/CBMSC/Equip/01-02 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 14 May 2019   The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Equipping Youth for Employment Project (EYE) Project. Part […]

Invitation for Bids, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Education (Deadline: 13 May, 2019)

Date: 27 March, 2019 Loan/Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 – Equipping Youth for Employment Contract No. and Title: MYA 3472/EYE/NCB/Goods/CBMSC/Equip/01-03 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 13 May 2019   The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Equipping Youth for Employment Project (EYE) Project. Part […]

Invitation for Bids, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Education (Deadline: 10 May 2019)

Date: 26 March 2019 Loan/Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 – Equipping Youth for Employment Contract No. and Title: MYA 3473/EYE/NCB/Goods/CBMSC/Equip/01-01 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 10 May 2019   The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Equipping Youth for Employment Project (EYE) Project. Part […]

Myanmar’s English proficiency ranked bottom 10% worldwide

Myanmar is ranked 82 out of 88 countries in English proficiency ranking for non-native speakers, according to a survey by the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI). It is the first time the country appeared on the annual index, which has been published for the eighth consecutive year. Six ASEAN member states were ranked higher […]

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 […]

Draft higher education law to be amended

The Ministry of Education and student representatives have agreed to amend the draft of the higher education law to make it more responsive to the needs of the country’s education system. A group will be organised and student representatives selected from across the country to amend the proposed law, according to the processes of the […]

Myanmar’s food sector being transformed by investment in production and sustainability measures

A cleaner production and higher sustainability project for Myanmar’s food and beverage industry is bringing much needed transformation. Tha Bar Wa, a four-year project, it is being implemented by the World Wid Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC). […]

Kaplan to open first wholly-owned campus in Yangon

Kaplan Myanmar University College, a subsidiary of US educational program provider Kaplan Inc, will open its campus on Pyay Road, Yangon, on June 28. The Kaplan campus in Yangon will offer University Degree programmes, Professional Certifications, MBA Programmes and short courses. Daw Khine Khine Lin, principal of Kaplan Myanmar University College, told The Myanmar Times, […]

Education advocacy group lambasts higher education bill

The National Network for Education Reform (NNER) said the higher education bill proposed by the Ministry of Education does not guarantee academic freedom and is not up to the standards of democracy. The NNER, which is organised by people who are involved in education, criticised the government’s education policies and reform processes since 2012. “Universities […]