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Private Education Affairs: Nationwide Private Teachers Discuss Private Education Draft

10 January 2018

Private teachers from across the country discussed private education draft in Yangon on Wednesday.

The discussion was organized by the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation, aiming to revise the private education draft, difficulties of private schools, getting the private green card as well as development of private education sector in the country.

Chairman, Myanmar Teachers’ Federation, Dr. Sai Khine Myo Tun said “Teachers from private education sector will discuss their views and what they want to include in the draft for the betterment of private education in the country.”

Myanmar Teachers’ Federation was formed in 2015, which includes 4-sector-Basic Education, Higher Education, Private Education, and Monastery Education for getting the full rights of teachers and also for the education system reform.

Secretary, Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (Private Sector), Kyaw Min Khant said “Today, we will mainly discuss on terming offences and designating school compound based on the private education draft. We will also discuss the requirements. There needs to issue green card and provide training for private teachers for the development of the private education sector.”

Currently, there are 500 private schools with 75,000 to 100,000 teachers, according to the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation.

Founder, Pan Pyo Latt Private School (Rakhine State),  Aung Kyaw Nyunt said “I will report on the requirements for the development of private education in Rakhine State. In our region, we need skillful teachers - so training for the private teachers is very important.”

Outcome of today’s meeting will be presented to the Ministry of Education and Hluttaw.