Lacquerware College to reopen in first week of May

The Lacquerware College in Bagan. Photo: KANU

The art of making lacquerware, one of the ten traditional Myanmar arts and crafts, has been preserved as a heritage since the Bagan period in Bagan, which is home to Myanmar’s ancient cultural heritage.
In order to pass on this heritage, the Lacquerware College (Bagan) under the Department of Small-Scale Industries, Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development, will resume lacquerware classes from 12 May.
The Lacquerware College (Bagan) was established in December 2003. It was upgraded to a college from the Lacquerware Vocational School, opened in 1924 and later became the Lacquerware Institute in 1995. In addition to Myanmar’s traditional lacquerware, the college also teaches modern arts and international lacquerware.
“Foreign tourists can see the practical training at the College of Lacquerware and the museums, process halls, and lacquer shops on campus. Since the school will reopen on 12 May, those who have passed the matriculation exam and are under 25 years old will be able to study for two years and receive a diploma. After two years, they can continue to the third year of the University of Cooperative and Management. Students need to prepare dissertations and study economics at the University of Cooperative and Management to complete the diploma course,” said Daw Nilar Myint, principal of the Bagan Lacquerware College.
“After graduating from the University with a diploma in Cooperative and Management, our school will be able to develop business professionals and professionals, as we have knowledge of lacquerware and economics,” she added.
Students who have passed the matriculation exam in 2020 will be able to attend this May, and 140 first-year students who could not attend the college due to the temporary closure of the college in the 2019-2020 academic year will be admitted again.
After completing a two-year diploma at the Lacquerware College, students entered the Universities of Economics from 2005 to 2011 for six years. Since 2011, students have been allowed to study at the Cooperative and Management Universities in Sagaing and Thanlyin and are conferred on degrees by the universities. — Nyein Thu(MNA)/GNLM

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