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Paving the way for successful youth

Myanmar’s top researchers gathered last weekend at Yangon University to listen to the ideas on promoting research in Myanmar. The Myanmar Universities Research Conference featured an impressive array of 200 research papers written by senior academics. The minister of Education, the chair of the National Education Policy Commission, and the chair of Rectors’ Committee made […]

Educators Push for Govt Support of Multilingual Education

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Ethnic educators try to find means to gain access to support and recognition from government education ministries for unofficial (ethnic national) schools, where many minority children are learning in their ethnic languages. Educators gathered at the Ethnic Education Forum held in Moulmein, Mon State, this week and shared their challenges in […]

A Review of Education Sector in 2017

This year has been eventful for the education sector in Myanmar and here is a look at our pick of all major events. The most remarkable event of 2017 for the education sector took place on the first week of August, as seven inmates who passed the matriculation exams with distinction from Ohbo prison and […]

More teacher training needed to head off shortage, report finds

An instructor training course for the extracurricular primary-level education level. The country requires more than 6,500 high school teachers between now and next March, along with over 21,000 middle school teachers and more than 35,000 primary school teachers, according to a report by the National Education Policy Commission in its second report (covering April to […]

Education always a major focus for Japan’s bilateral cooperation with Myanmar

Myanmar and Japan enjoy a long-standing strong bilateral relationship across a wide range of political, economic, social and cultural spheres. Reflecting this, Japan’s economic cooperation to Myanmar dates back to as early as 1954. Throughout the history of the bilateral cooperation, education has always been a major area of focus, as Japan sees it as […]

Student unions seek dialogue over hiring new teachers

Student unions are calling for negotiations with concerned government agencies to discuss their demands to immediately address the plight of new graduates in the education sector who have not yet been hired despite the thousands of vacancies in the basic education schools. The student unions from Yangon University of Education and Sagaing University of Education […]