Myanmar’s education reform process takes steps towards a national education law and decentralised system


“On 05-06 March 2014, UNESCO participated in the National Level Pragmatic Education Reform Forum in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, which was opened by the Vice-President U Sai Mauk Kham. During the Forum, over 700 participants, including members of Parliament, Ministry of Education personnel, University rectors, teachers, and students discussed the findings and policy directions from the Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) and the Education Promotion Implementation Committee (EPIC) Working Groups.

Through the CapEFA Myanmar programme, UNESCO is actively supporting the CESR process in the area of policy, legislation, and management and providing capacity development for the Ministry of Education and EPIC Working Group on Education Law as they draft a new national education law for submission to the Parliament in the coming months.”

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