China awards scholarships to Myanmar schools

Under the China-Myanmar Friendship programme, the Chinese Ambassador donated Ks1360 lakhs to 11 schools in Myanmar in the form of scholarship awards. The ceremony to announce the scholarship was held at the cultural branch of the Chinese Embassy in Dagon Township, Yangon yesterday morning.
“This scholarship award is targeted at opening up opportunities for industrious children born of poor families to continue their studies to the end and to be able to build up the edifice of their hopes.
Moreover, outstanding students will be selected for further studies in China and their knowledge will be applied for their national development after completion of their studies in China”, said Mr. Hong Liang, the Chinese ambassador to Myanmar.
Afterward, U Kyaw Zwa Thwin, the deputy director-general of the basic education department, ministry of education, expressed words of thanks for the scholarship awards.
The awardees include Yangon University of Foreign Languages, SHS 7 of Nay Pyi Taw, SHS1,2,3 and post-primary model school in Kyaukpadaung township in Mandalay Region and Confucian schools in Yangon and Mandalay Regions, it is learnt.—Myat Sandi

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