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Myanmar State Counsellor scolds protesting students in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi scolded students who were protesting against the extension of the school year during an event in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. Myanmar’s de facto leader was speaking at the Education Sector Development Seminar when students stood up and unfurled banners to protest against the one-month extension. “This kind […]

Ministry to look into Mandalay University food court project

The Ministry of Education has sent a team to Mandalay University to investigate the allegations by students of irregularities in a project to build a food court on the campus that is nearly completed. The three-member team, which arrived in Mandalay on Saturday, is led by Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, who said they […]

Myanmar strategic to open first international school in yangon

Investment company Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd said Wednesday it will open its first international school in Yangon, Myanmar, in August 2019 after completion of a USD1.0 million development project. The redevelopment is currently underway at the Yangon American International School and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019. The school, which […]

Myanmar’s Phandeeyar-backed online tutor booking startup MMTutors secures investment

MMTutors, an online platform that connect students with tutors in Myanmar, has secured an undisclosed sum in funding led by Seed Myanmar Ventures (erstwhile VIMIC), an early-stage technology fund. Trust Venture Partners Myanmar, a local corporate finance advisory firm, and angel investor Aung Htun also joined the round. The edtech startup will use the money […]

Students in Myanmar, Laos to get Australian aid

MELBOURNE: School students in Myanmar and Laos will be getting financial aid from the Australian government. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the aid packages while in the two countries over the past week, a government statement said. Australia will give Laos A$86 million over four years to help about 450,000 children learn to read, write […]

Japan to Finance $24.5m to Improve Education

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund ¥2.5 billion ($24.51 million) to help improve Myanmar’s education sector, the agency said. The project aims to improve quality of teacher education in the educational college, JICA said. Education colleges in Myanmar are institutes to train teachers in basic education. The said grant amount will cover for […]