Broken dreams: the closure of the president’s scholarship programme

Hundreds of students were left disappointed when the National League for Democracy government shut down a multi-million-dollar international scholarship programme set up to great fanfare in 2014. By EAINT THET SU | FRONTIER IN EARLY 2016, Ma Kay Khine received a letter that she thought would change her life. An Australian university had accepted her […]

Myanmar unis climb in world rankings

Some Myanmar universities, including the University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay, have climbed in the World University Rankings 2019, Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said. “Some universities in Myanmar have risen in this year’s global ranking,” he told a press briefing in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. “The University of Yangon was […]

President’s Office requested to investigate Civil Service Board’s connection with Bogus Universities

A complaint was submitted to the President’s Office on Tuesday, calling for an investigation into the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) over its ties with two unaccredited foreign universities. The UCSB, a government agency responsible for recruiting and training civil servants, worked with Hawaii-based Akamai University and an affiliate institution in Malaysia, EDS Business School, […]

Myanmar, Thai universities to ink MoU for cooperation Posted

The universities of Myanmar and Thailand plan to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the education sector very soon, according to Myeik University. Myanmar’s Myeik University and Thailand’s Phetchaburi Rajabhat University will ink the MoU during the last week of January and the first week of February, 2019. The MoU will include […]

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 […]

Broadband Company to Expand Free Public Wi-Fi Network to 50 Areas of Yangon

Internet service pro­vider 5BB Broadband is planning to expand the number of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Yangon, aim­ing for 50 access points by the end of February. 5BB has already set up 30 access points at restau­rants, pagodas, railway stations, universities and parks around Yangon. In February, they will ex­tend that to 50 hotspots, said […]

NLD govt faces daunting task in reforming ruined universities

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – On a recent April morning, Aung Kyaw Soe got off the bus near the University of West-Yangon after spending some 2 hours in traffic to reach the campus located on the city’s outskirts. “When we take the public bus to the university we break out in a sweat and are not […]