The well-established tuition system, by which students must take private lessons because their teachers withhold some of the information they need to know for monthly exams, should not be abolished until discussions are held on how to improve education in Myanmar, said a senior official from the Ministry of Education.
Two outstanding young people have been chosen to represent their organisations, and their country, in an international leadership program. The National Youth Congress (NYC) of Myanmar selected Ko Saw Thura Aung and Ma Su Pone Chit to go abroad next year, selection board member Ko Thet Swe Win told The Myanmar Times yesterday.
Individual ministries will not be called to parliament to explain their budget requests for 2016-17 until debate begins in January in an effort to speed up the approval process, MPs were told yesterday.
Time seems to be running out for the controversial condominium bill, which was again stalled in parliament on December 21. Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann intervened to postpone the debate after fresh attempts to amend it failed.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Panasonic will provide solar-power systems to schools in the Bagan region to promote educational support aimed at sustainable development.
The sentencing of a senior Yangon reporter for taking part in a prayer event on behalf of persecuted colleagues has raised concerns that the military-backed government is not going to relent in its prosecution of journalists during its last few months in office.
The government’s labour recruitment offices are failing, leaving workers to scrounge for jobs through informal networks rife with opportunistic brokers, according to a new report.
Road deaths need to be cut by 2000 a year or they will exceed regional targets, a new traffic-safety NGO says.