28th Telenor’s monthly industry event highlights online education

Panel discussionMORE than 500 students joined the monthly programme organised by telecom operator Telenor in Yangon on Monday to explore opportunities for youths to help develop their professional skills through online education.
This is the 28th time Telenor Myanmar has held the programme to promote a rich dialogue on topics relevant to the growing digital and online community in the country.
“Myanmar has seen accelerated growth in its telecommunications industry, and as a result more and more people are connected to the Internet. Young people today especially have tremendous opportunities at their fingertip to further develop their study and career,” said Joslin E Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer at Telenor Myanmar.
“We encourage the youths in Myanmar to effectively utilize the Internet to help advance their lives”. During the event, future of online learning challenges and opportunities in Myanmar as well as how online and mobile internet development can help learning and career opportunities for young people were discussed by representatives from Khan Academy and Telenor Myanmar together with the rector of Hmawbi Technological University.
“With over 5700 sites Telenor Myanmar provides mobile and internet connectivity nationwide, and wider network coverage also offers youths in rural areas across Myanmar chances to tap and exploit a wealth of resources available online,” Myrthong said.
The last events were held in different towns across the country, including Magwe, Mawlamyine, Bago and Yangon.—GNLM

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