Buddhist nunneries in Thanlyin provide a home and education to hundreds of Palaung girls who would otherwise face violence and conscription in their hometowns in northern Shan.
Nang Moe Moe Htwe, an ethnic Karen, said allowing minority language teachers to don their native garb could encourage youth to do the same.
The prison dept released five inmates who passed the matriculation exam with flying colors and reduced the prison terms of 28 others after they were granted presidential pardons.
Ministry earns second parliamentary dressing down in 2 weeks for failing to invite tenders for Education Ministry buildings.
The 17 points specify standards for instructors, course quality and the school environment.
Questions and answers with Saw Myo Min Thu, executive director of Thabyay Education Foundation.
Since the new president increased civil servant pay, the ministry no longer has the budget to pay its staff and has to use funds that were designated for construction projects.
Education Department has already received 40 applications, mostly from Rohingya students
“By understanding human rights, we hope that students - our future leaders - will protect the rights of others,” said Ko Aung Myo Kyaw.
Many inmates who passed the matriculation exam are serving time for minor drugs charges. They hope to continue their studies outside of prison.
Victory Education Center ordered two children be withdrawn from the school on the grounds that it could not provide proper care for them, sparking criticism.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
There were 106 inmates who sat for the matriculation exam in the 2017-18 academic year. About half of them passed, some with distinction.
Sittwe locals call repair of colonial-era building a waste of public funds.
Ethnic educators try to find means to gain access to support and recognition from government education ministries for ethnic national schools.