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 […]

Draft higher education law to be amended

The Ministry of Education and student representatives have agreed to amend the draft of the higher education law to make it more responsive to the needs of the country’s education system. A group will be organised and student representatives selected from across the country to amend the proposed law, according to the processes of the […]

Myanmar’s food sector being transformed by investment in production and sustainability measures

A cleaner production and higher sustainability project for Myanmar’s food and beverage industry is bringing much needed transformation. Tha Bar Wa, a four-year project, it is being implemented by the World Wid Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC). […]

Kaplan to open first wholly-owned campus in Yangon

Kaplan Myanmar University College, a subsidiary of US educational program provider Kaplan Inc, will open its campus on Pyay Road, Yangon, on June 28. The Kaplan campus in Yangon will offer University Degree programmes, Professional Certifications, MBA Programmes and short courses. Daw Khine Khine Lin, principal of Kaplan Myanmar University College, told The Myanmar Times, […]

Education advocacy group lambasts higher education bill

The National Network for Education Reform (NNER) said the higher education bill proposed by the Ministry of Education does not guarantee academic freedom and is not up to the standards of democracy. The NNER, which is organised by people who are involved in education, criticised the government’s education policies and reform processes since 2012. “Universities […]

Green Ribbon campaign asks ministry to keep its word

The Green Ribbon campaign steering committee reminded the Ministry of Education of the agreements discussed between campaign leaders and ministry officials last August, including the immediate appointment of teachers awaiting job. Last Friday, the committee sent a letter to the Ministry of Education and the Department of Basic Education to honour these agreements. As part […]

Myanmar achieves 32.82-pct matriculation exam pass rate for 2017-2018 academic year

YANGON, June 3 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has achieved a pass rate of 32.82 percent of matriculation examination held nationwide for the 2017-2018 academic year, declining from 2016-2017 academic year when it was registered at 33.89 percent, Myanmar News Agency reported Sunday. A total of 789,845 students sat for the matriculation exam across the country in […]

Ministry of Education, Invitation for Bids, Submission Dateline 26 June 2018.

Date: 25 May 2018 Loan/Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 – Equipping Youth for Employment Contract No. and Title: MYA3472/EYE/NCB/Goods/ CBMSC/Furniture/02 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 26 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 (EYE). Part of […]

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 […]