Top 10: Tips for expat teachers

Opportunities for foreigners teaching in Myanmar are increasing at a staggering pace. On the streets of Yangon, you can hardly walk a block without finding another private school promising to propel your child to success through improving their English. For an aspiring foreign teacher, this is a great opportunity. Parents are prepared to pay a […]

Myanmar Govt Will Extend School Year Despite Opposition From Teachers

NAYPYITAW—The Ministry of Education says it will continue with its plan to extend the school year by one month at basic education schools despite strong opposition from teachers and teachers-in-training. The Department of Myanmar Examinations announced on Dec. 20 that the school year will be extended through March 31 beginning with the current 2019-20 school […]

Thousands of private-school teachers ‘still unqualified’

Thousands of private-school teachers in Myanmar are not certified by the Ministry of Education and are unqualified to teach, according to the Private Teachers Association. U Nyi Nyi Naing, chair of the association, said many private teachers have not complied with the Private School Law and are ineligible for certification because they did not have […]

Yangon American International School to open in August

The Yangon American International School for primary and post primary students will be opened in August, said school principal Mr Robert Crutchfield during a press briefing on Thursday. The school, which is located along the Yangon-Insein road in Hlaing township, is receiving an average of 100 inquiries per day from parents interested in sending their […]

Education infrastructure budget cut to help teachers

The budget for school infrastructure projects has been cut so that teachers can have the pay increase that President U Win Myint promised shortly after he was sworn into office in March, Education Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun said. U Win Maw Tun said that only a small percentage of the school infrastructure budget […]

A National Education Strategic Plan for a prosperous, peaceful and united Myanmar

The first National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) was launched today in Nay Pyi Taw by Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Plan includes a common policy framework which sets the strategic directions for the next five years; a clear road map for guiding all investments in the sector, both domestic and international; […]