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

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) towards the cost of Equipping Youth for […]

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 […]

Four Ministries clarify undertakings in the first 100 days

Four ministries clarified their undertakings in the first 100 days of the new government to reporters in Nay Pyi Taw. The press conference was held at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Regarding the achievements of the Ministry of Information, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said the ministry conducted training and workshops for the […]

Three ministries clarify undertakings in first 100 days

THE second press conference on the Union government’s undertakings in the first 100 days was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The following is the brief of the ministries present at the conference. U Tin Myint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said the Ministry made efforts in anti-narcotic policing, closed cases involving […]

Elected YCDC Members Say They Have Been ‘Treated Badly’

RANGOON — Elected members of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) rejected an order from Rangoon’s mayor to alter a regulation and effectively remove them from their positions before their terms had concluded. City mayor and YCDC chairman Maung Maung Soe released an order on Monday calling on the Rangoon regional government to “replace” Article […]

Former university heads push for education reform

Following the dramatic election victory for the National League for Democracy, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, with two former university rectors elected to parliament, the prospects of education reform are high, but it is still unclear where the priorities will lie. With the National League for Democracy, or NLD, headed by Aung San Suu […]