Government to open vocational training schools for dropouts in Yangon

The Yangon government and the Ministry of Education will start collaboration in running vocational training schools in the region to help youth dropouts find gainful employment, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said. “Children who drop out from school will finally have a chance to get access to education that they can afford,” U […]

School of Industrial Training and Education will Start Opening in June of Coming Year

School of Industrial Training and Education will open at 123, Natmauk Road, Yangon in June 2018 with objectives to increase skilled labour, technician and job opportunities for advanced industrial production sector. The State contributed Ks 2.5 billion for the expense of land, building, electricity, furniture, computer and related materials for school. Sea Lion Co., responsible […]

Tender for Reconstruction of Flood-Affected Schools. Closing Date 9 Aug 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Exchange of Notes dated February 17th, 2016, concerning the Japanese grant assistance for the Project for the Reconstruction of Flood-Affected Schools. Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) is acting as the procurement […]

New entrance exams system coming for universities

The Department of Higher Education will implement a new entrance exam system for universities, an official from the department has confirmed with The Myanmar Times. The new system will start at some universities in the 2018-19 academic year. U Aung Aung Min, deputy director general of the Department of Higher Education, said, “We will start […]

Prominent Academic Warns of ‘Cowboy’ Education Providers

A prominent British academic has applauded the strong desire for further education among Myanmar’s youth but also cautioned against opportunistic establishments looking to take advantage of an emerging market. Dr John Quelch, dean, vice president and distinguished professor of international management at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, visited Myanmar last week […]

Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Construction of Workshops, Dormitories and Open Sheds. Closing Date 28 June 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Date 15 May 2017 Loan/ Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 —Equipping Youth for Employment Sector Development Project Contract/s No. and Title: EYE/C /ICB/CBMSCWS-Dorms/01 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 28 June 2017, 1500 hrs 1. The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

Coffee growers in Ywangan (Shan State) achieve designation protecting its name

Ywangan, the township in Shan State that has become known for its quality coffee, has achieved a Geographical Indication (GI), the same designation that protects the Champagne region in France from copycats. Companies that want to produce and sell coffee products under the name of Ywangan coffee will now be charged a fee, following Ywangan […]

9 Acres of Marga Land Returned to Govt, but MP Demands More

The return to public hands of more than half a plot of land given to Marga Landmark Co for the relocated Dagon City real estate project in the waning days of the previous government is not enough for MP U Maung Maung Ohn, who yesterday called for more. Nine of the 17.7 acres of public […]

Education Ministry Wants to Take Back Rangoon Land from Property Developer

RANGOON — Burma’s Ministry of Education now wants Parliament to help it take back a valuable parcel of land that the former government gave away to international developer Marga Landmark. The 17.7-acre tract, situated in a prime location close to Rangoon’s Inya Lake and the Sedona Hotel, once belonged to the Ministry of Science and […]

School Under a Bridge Offers Free Education to Yangon’s Poor

Beneath a Yangon flyover, child workers study for a brighter future. Tun Tun can’t bear to see schoolchildren. The sight of a green-and-white school uniform is painful to this young flower-seller. Down under the Hledan flyover, he will even close his eyes, ignoring the risk from passing cars, when he sees another child heading off […]