Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Education is the ability to overtime life's challenges and obstacles."

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor,
at Technical and Vocational Education Training Forum, Nay Pyi Taw,
July 15, 2016

Starting in January 2017, EduCentre takes a look at what’s out there for school leavers seeking higher education. What are the top careers? What are the options on these disciplines – meaning, which university/college, which country? What are the qualifications required? Costs in fees, accommodation, etc. And much more. We kick off the series in this issue with medicine – still a much sought after career.

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Media skills — essential in a transition to democracy

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Nurturing a new generation able to compete on the world stage

Students at Myanmar Metropolitan College are encouraged to see education as beyond possessing a piece of paper, to actually value the learning experience and to ensure that they are able to apply what they have learnt to their real lives.

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Government providing strong leadership through the National Education Strategic Plan

It is important that the public realize reforms will take time to deliver high-quality education outcomes, says Australian Embassy's First Secretary (Education).

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GTHS providing second chance to school dropouts

Trainees are being effectively coached using both theoretical and practical teaching methods for various courses offered at the Government Technical High Schools, with which they can earn a living.

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Being educated on mobile applications

Possessing these apps would be beneficial, although there are no training schools to teach how to use them.

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Modern-day varsity students and their way of life

Today’s young people are different in their thinking, feelings and way of life from those decades ago. Although it is common for kids in Myanmar, especially those attending primary schools, to live under the strict guidance of parents, university students have their own way of doing things.

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Hong Kong scholarships for prospective high school students

The city-state would like to find ways to assist Myanmar’s educational reforms, according to Eddie NG Hak-kim, Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS), Justice of the Peace (JP), Secretary for Education Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR, in an exclusive interview with The Myanmar Times EduCentre on June 15.

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International Relations -- compulsory for nation building

According to experts, anyone who has national interests at heart need to master international relations and political science.

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Affordable and quality education at Kings International School

With standards and expectations set out by the British National Curriculum, the STEM program and a trilingual environment, the school prepares its students in becoming top achievers.

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Turning into doctors, engineers just by rote learning: Sayadaw U Nayaka

The Myanmar Times EduCentre talks with the principal of Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Education High School in Mandalay Region about the predicament the current education system faces and his views of transforming it.

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Microsoft certification – a plus for job application

Microsoft technical certifications are classified according to their different levels -- MTA, MCSA and MCSE -- of which MCSE would be the most prestigious.

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Education in brief

Invitation for ASEAN ICT Awards 2017, Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarships for Six Students, Third Job Fair at National Management Degree College, National Education Strategic Plan Rolled Out in Yangon, School Enrolment Week for 2017-18 Academic Year, Digital Technology Summer Classes

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What it takes to be a computer hardware expert

Hardware architects complement software engineers in making the whole system work

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An economics degree opens doors of opportunities

As Myanmar’s economy develops, the nation needs people with expertise in the subject to manage its vast resources.

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High marks for monastic school

Aung Myay Thukha is giving children in rural areas a holistic and free education.

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STUDYING AT ASIA’S TWIN CITIES

Hong Kong and Singapore are both well-developed economies with an advanced education system.

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From cradle to college, Dulwich has the answers

UK-based premium independent school offers a comprehensive all-round education that inspires students to reach further.

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