Unlicensed Teachers Face Jail Under Draft of Education Law

A person teaching without a teacher license is subject to a prison sentence, according to the draft of a private education law that was released in December 2017. According to the draft law’s chapter 13 section 47, no one should work as a private school teacher without having a teacher license. Violations may lead to three […]

Myanmar State Counsellor opens meet on improving basic education

As part of the Myanmar government’s effort to improve basic education, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi opened a three-day conference Friday to review the experiences of implementing reforms to basic education over the current academic year. The Conference, hosted by the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw, brings together key education stakeholders from […]

Myanmar focused on improvement of literacy rate

The government has been building a 21st century education system that will propel Myanmar to the rank of the upper-middle-income nations by 2030. Myanmar kicked off the International Literacy Day 2017 by holding a ceremony at the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw on September 8, with the objectives of aiming to improve literacy […]

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 […]