Thursday, August 17, 2017

The ‘missing million’: Fewer than one in five graduate high school

A groundbreaking multi-year education review cites ‘lack of interest’ as primary reason for dropouts, confirms need for sector reform.

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The high cost of ‘free’ ed

The recently approved decision to offer free high-school education is the last of a three-prong lifting of fees for the country’s roughly 8 million state school students.

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VOXPOP: What’s ahead for your child?

U Tin Aung, 49, Tarmwe - My son is in the third year of secondary school at MLA International School.

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University application process to be reformed

Proposed overhaul of the university entrance process will mean less focus on matriculation scores and more on self-directed applications by students.

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International school fees to rise: What’s driving the price?

The majority of international schools in Yangon expect to hike tuition in the 2015-2016 academic year by an additional 9 percent on average, citing devaluation of the local currency and the high cost of living – particularly the cost of housing for staff and teachers.

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Draft law in works for international schools

Until it passes, however, the legal status of international schools will remain difficult to pin down, despite their rapidly growing numbers.

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Better skills in a land of entrepreneurs

Peace in Kayin means fewer economic migrants to Thailand – and more opportunity to educate those at home, writes LIFT’s Rupin Mahiyaria.

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