71 STORIES TAGGED ‘EDUCATION’

Thai Crackdown Disrupting Burma Migrant Schools: BMTA

July 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A recent crackdown by Thai authorities against illegal foreign workers has resulted in the temporary closure of several Burma migrant schools in Tak Province, according to the Burmese Migrant Teachers’ Association (BMTA). BMTA secretary U Naing Naing Tun told Karen New... Read more ►

Migrant students in Mae Sot continue to struggle with matriculation exam

June 26, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

The matriculation exam pass rate at Burma migrant schools in Mae Sot, Thailand remains very low, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers’ Education Committee (BMWEC). Only 16 out of 101 students from Hsa Thoo Lei and Thway Thit schools passed their Myanmar matriculati... Read more ►

Around 800 Join Karen Language Teaching Workshop

March 29, 2017  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 800 Kayin State teachers are being trained in Karen language and culture in a three-week workshop in Hpa-An. “Ethnic language teaching is now permitted at government schools,” said Ko Wunna Htun, one of the leaders of the training program, which is being conducted b... Read more ►

Burma Army Soldiers Remove Karen National Flag From School

November 23, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen national flag flown in front of a primary school in the dual administration areas of Win Ye Township was taken down by Burma Army soldiers operating in the areas. Local KNU officials confirmed to Karen News that the incident took place on November 11, at Konekhaing... Read more ►

Local Governance Needs More Share of the Power for Ethnic Education To have Equality

October 14, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Despite some educational reform taking place in Burma, ethnic education workers claim that equal opportunity for them will only be possible when the country’s education system is decentralized. Padoh Saw Lah Say, Head of the Karen Education Department, the educational wing... Read more ►

Selected Village Schools in Rangoon to be Taught Karen Language

August 18, 2016  •  Author: Nant Thwar Phaung

Karen students from village schools in Kungyangone Township in the Rangoon Region are to be taught their mother language, but outside official school classes. The schools that Pwo [Plone] Karen will be taught are; Taitkyi, Zuklug, Tawjyaung, Wagauttaw, Mankaleit, Kayan, Hsei... Read more ►

Karen Youth Education Worker Awarded the 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

August 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

The winner of the 2015 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, is Sa Shine, a youth educator from the Hpa-an Youth Network. Sa Shine was presented with the award at the 66th commemoration ceremony of the Karen Martyrs’ Day held at the Karen National Liberation Army’s 7th brig... Read more ►

*Amid war, Kachin rebels expand education system for IDPs

July 31, 2016  •  Author: Htet Khaung Linn

MAI JA YANG, Kachin State (Myanmar Now) – It’s nearly dinner time at the dormitory in Mai Ja Yang and teachers are busy in the kitchen, while several teenagers are lounging on benches outside the building in this Kachin rebel-controlled town on the Myanmar-China bord... Read more ►

Migrant Students Offered Scholarships To Enter Thai University

July 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Students from the Children Development Centre (CDC) have an opportunity to continue their education at a Thai university, Rajamangala University of Technology, Tak. The university has decided to move forward with a scholarship program for students of the CDC. Qualified stude... Read more ►

Burma’s Exam System – Fails Students, But Especially Challenging for Migrants

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Migrant student passing the university matriculation examination dropped to 22 % this year causing concerns to migrant teachers on the bias in the current system. According to the matriculation examination results for the 2015-16 academic year announced on 11th of June, only... Read more ►

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