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Salaries of monastic school teachers to be doubled

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 2 – detailed salary calculations will start to be made this November in a bid to increase the salaries of teachers at monastic education schools, according to the Ministry of Religion and Culture. Calculations will reportedly be made prior to a proposal being made to Hluttaw for a two-fold increase in salaries during the forthcoming …

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Back to school: Over 1,500 schools reopen across Ayeyarwady Region

No 5(global)

Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, August 24 – a total of 1,517 schools within Ayeyarwady Region, from 1,755 which were forced to close their doors after the region was stuck by extensive flooding, have reportedly reopened in the wake of subsiding floodwaters, according to the Office of the Head of Education for Ayeyarwady Region. “In order to mitigate children falling behind …

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Flooding closes schools across Ayeyarwady

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Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, August 4 – a total of 42 schools from within four townships of Ayeyarwady Region have been forced to closed because of continual flooding in the region, according to the region’s Department of Education. The majority of schools forced to close within Danubyu, Kyangin, Zalun and Myanaung Townships are primary-schools, numbering 28, followed by 12 middle-schools …

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Education provided to over half of migrant children in Mae Sot

No 5(global)

Myitmakha News Agency Naypyidaw, July 8 – approximately one half of the 30,000 school aged Myanmar migrants living in the Thai – Myanmar border region of Mae Sot are getting an education, says to U Kyaw Hsan, headmaster of the Ahyoneoo School based in Mae Sot. The headmaster made the statement during the Alternative Education Forum which was held in Naypyidaw …

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Private education expands in Bago Region

Myitmakha News Agency Bago, June 20 – the total number of private schools in Bago Region has increased to 42 as another 17 private school opened this year, according to Bago Region Office of Education. “There were 25 private schools [in the region] last year. We have to inspect whether private schools follow a private school law or not,” said Daw Myint Myint Than, deputy …

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Matriculation exam pass-rate dips to 35.5% in Mandalay Region

Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, June 13 – the matriculation exam pass-rate for the 2015-16 academic year in Mandalay Region has slightly decreased by about 3% compared results from the previous academic year, according to the regional education office. Only 32,551 of a total of 91,688 students who sat their matriculation exam in 2016 passed, accounting for a mere 35.5%, says the aforementioned office. “The percentage of exam pass-rate is lower than …

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Efforts to curb corrupt practices in Ayeyarwady education system

Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, May 11 – the Head of Education for Ayeyarwady Region issued a statement dated May 11 completely forbidding the collection of financial contributions from school children within the region, with effective legal action to be taken against any discovered to be conducting such activity. The aforementioned announcement was made during a meeting between the Ayeyarwady Region …

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Bago court drops charges against student protest supporters

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Myitmakha News Agency Pyay, April 28 – the Paungde township court of law, located in Bago Region, dropped both charges on April 28 against members of the People’s Agency Network (PAN) group for protesting against the violent handling of student protesters within the township. “Not long after we rallied against the use of violence towards our students, was violence used to disperse the …

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A thousand objections and we’ll negotiate, says MTF

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, April 25- the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (MTF) has made it known they hold negotiation with the director general of the Department of Basic Education, on the matter of school teachers having to sit exams as part of job promotion, should there be a thousand protesters on the issue. Dr Thet Naing Oo, chair of the MTF, has …

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Budget lacks allocation for education and healthcare of Women

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, March 25 – the budget assigned by the Myanmar government for the education and healthcare of women is much less than other Asian countries, according to a research study on Myanmar gender affairs. The majority of women interviewed in the survey, which was conducted in seven States and Regions around the country, stated they wished for …

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