Myanmar

Total population (in thousands) 52,984 (2013)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 15,115 (2013)
Out-of-school children 284,278 (2014)
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Myanmar: Rethinking ethnicity in the classroom

THE ROLE of culture in education is often a controversial subject. In Myanmar, the debate is largely focused on the language of instruction, with representatives of ethnic minorities pushing for the right to teach in their mother tongues. However, cultural issues go...

Myanmar: Upper house votes against ethnic literacy proposal

Burma’s upper house of parliament on Monday voted down a proposal by former house speaker Khin Aung Myint of the Union Solidarity and Development Party to adopt a special plan to eradicate illiteracy in ethnic regions, enable ethnic people to pursue higher education,...

Myanmar: Education ministry to upgrade schools in Chin

Chin State’s Paletwa township got 325 new teachers in July, and the Ministry of Education is planning to upgrade 49 schools there during the 2016-17 academic year, Union Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said in response to questions from members of parliament in the Amyotha...

Myanmar: MPs call for improved assessments, teacher accommodation

Lower house lawmaker U Kyaw Htay (NLD; Leshi) urged the government to fund the construction of education staff housing in areas where it is lacking, especially in rural, underdeveloped villages. Teachers assigned to rural areas often do not have formal accommodation,...

Advocates demand inclusive education for disabled students

A consortium of organisations advocating for people with disabilities has urged the Ministry of Education to form an Inclusive Education Department. “We ask to have an Inclusive Education Department because if there is not a specific department responsible for helping...
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