Ministry of Education, Invitation for Bids to Supply Furniture, Closing Date: 15 June 2018.

  Date: 16 May 2018 Loan/Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 – Equipping Youth for Employment Contract No. and Title: MYA 3472/EYE/NCB/Goods/ CBMSC/ Dorms-Furniture/01 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 15 June 2018 1. The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Equipping Youth for Employment Project […]

Changes in education policy and new curriculum for second graders

Amendments to the kindergarten and Standard 1 curriculum took place in 2016-2017 academic year and changes in the curriculum for Standard 2 students will follow in 2018-19 During the time of previous governments, changes often took place in the education sector due to circumstances and according to their policies. Similarly the present government has also […]

Is country ready for full foreign investment in education?

According to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia are interested in investing in Myanmar’s education, with Singapore having conveyed the most willingness. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has allowed foreigners to make full capital investment in Myanmar, according to notification 7/2018 issued by the MIC on April 20. Thus, […]

Myanmar permits full foreign capital investments in education sector

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has permitted foreigners to make full capital investments in private schools in Myanmar, according to Notification 7/2018 issued by the MIC on April 20. This means foreigners will now be able to fully own and operate private schools teaching a curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or an […]

Mytel says it will offer free internet for schools

The country’s fourth telecommunications operator, Mytel, which will soon enter the market, is going to discuss offering free fibre broadband service at schools. If the schools are provided with internet usage, it can improve teaching methods, the company said. “With an internet connection at schools, teachers can study curriculums by downloading them to help them […]

Government plans to add 10,000 teachers annually

To address the shortage of 30,000 teachers in Basic Education Schools nationwide, the government will train 10,000 teachers a year starting in the next academic year, said U Win Maw Tun, deputy minister of Education. He was answering Pyithu Hluttaw MPs who asked about the teacher shortage in their constituencies. “Projects and targets are used […]

Mandalay University Students Protest Lack of Education Funding

MANDALAY – For the first time under the current government, students from Mandalay’s Yadanabon University have opened a protest camp on the university’s campus calling on the government to increase the national education budget. The protest began on Monday, led by the Yadanabon University Student Union, and was joined by dozens of students from universities […]

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 […]