On this day in 1965, the socialist government under Gen. Ne Win nationalized nearly 130 schools in Myanmar, sending its once proud education system into a long decline.
Many universities in Myanmar have suspended examinations after the government announced that the country’s first two COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.
Fighting between Myanmar’s army and the Arakan Army has forced numerous schools to close across Paletwa in Chin State as vital exams approach in March.
On this day in 1957, education reformer U Kaung died in a car crash in India. He initiated free education, expanded the school curriculum and promoted foreign study.
The Karen Teacher Working Group says a key donor will cut 80% of its funding for the Karen education system, putting over 1,500 Karen schools at risk of losing teachers.
Mandalay University’s rector is being forced to retire for breaching government rules about transparent bidding over a new food court.
The State Counselor reproached university students who raised signs in protest at government education policies during a speech she gave in Naypyitaw on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Education says it will extend classes for basic education schools through the end of March, rebuffing objections from teachers and teachers-in-training.
A major book sale is returning to Yangon’s Myanmar Expo Hall for a second year with organizers offering discounts of 90 percent.
On the 35th anniversary of his passing, Dr. San Baw, a Myanmar surgeon who pioneered the use of ivory hip prostheses to replace fractured thighbones, is remembered by his son.
Mon national schools are vital to preserving Mon language and culture, but as teachers are underpaid and schools struggle for funds, the future is uncertain.
Mon national schools educate primary students in their own tongue, while maintaining access to the state’s higher education system; funding remains a problem, though.
The State Counselor’s visit to S.Korea this week yielded four agreements to boost ties in multiple sectors including education, tech, the environment and digital economy.
Indian female comic superhero ‘Priya’ returns to fight trafficking and violence against women in a third instalment of a comic series this week.
Indian police detain about 50 students at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University as protests over fee hikes grow.