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 […]

Thousands of private-school teachers ‘still unqualified’

Thousands of private-school teachers in Myanmar are not certified by the Ministry of Education and are unqualified to teach, according to the Private Teachers Association. U Nyi Nyi Naing, chair of the association, said many private teachers have not complied with the Private School Law and are ineligible for certification because they did not have […]

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 […]

Ministry to look into Mandalay University food court project

The Ministry of Education has sent a team to Mandalay University to investigate the allegations by students of irregularities in a project to build a food court on the campus that is nearly completed. The three-member team, which arrived in Mandalay on Saturday, is led by Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, who said they […]

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 […]