Myanmar strives for changes in its education system

Myanmar plans to upgrade its education system in order to strip off what critics feel to be outdated colonial elements of schooling, Xinhua reported.

The country’s president U Win Myint on December 9 at a speech on National Victory Day said that he would order the upgrade of “all aspects of the education sector” including human resources, infrastructure, technologies and others nationwide to provide quality education.

“The National Victory Day is a significant, historic day for the independence movements and the education journey of Myanmar, which deeply reveals the nationalistic spirit of the entire nation,” he said.

The president pledged that investment in education will be increased ”in every corner of the country,” especially in areas where national minorities are residing.

“Good human resources for building the nation”

“We strongly believe that more investment in the education sector means carrying out sustainable development of good human resources and society, which are essential in building a nation,” he added.

The president’s statements came after student organisations had been protesting against “Western colonialist policies” in the country’s education system that had not changed since the British ruled the nation formerly known as Burma.

The system should be reformed towards promoting and protecting the rights and interests of Myanmar people, the groups said.



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Myanmar plans to upgrade its education system in order to strip off what critics feel to be outdated colonial elements of schooling, Xinhua reported. The country’s president U Win Myint on December 9 at a speech on National Victory Day said that he would order the upgrade of “all aspects of the education sector” including human resources, infrastructure, technologies and others nationwide to provide quality education. "The National Victory Day is a significant, historic day for the independence movements and the education journey of Myanmar, which deeply reveals the nationalistic spirit of the entire nation," he said. The president pledged...

Myanmar plans to upgrade its education system in order to strip off what critics feel to be outdated colonial elements of schooling, Xinhua reported.

The country’s president U Win Myint on December 9 at a speech on National Victory Day said that he would order the upgrade of “all aspects of the education sector” including human resources, infrastructure, technologies and others nationwide to provide quality education.

“The National Victory Day is a significant, historic day for the independence movements and the education journey of Myanmar, which deeply reveals the nationalistic spirit of the entire nation,” he said.

The president pledged that investment in education will be increased ”in every corner of the country,” especially in areas where national minorities are residing.

“Good human resources for building the nation”

“We strongly believe that more investment in the education sector means carrying out sustainable development of good human resources and society, which are essential in building a nation,” he added.

The president’s statements came after student organisations had been protesting against “Western colonialist policies” in the country’s education system that had not changed since the British ruled the nation formerly known as Burma.

The system should be reformed towards promoting and protecting the rights and interests of Myanmar people, the groups said.



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