Student enrolment grows at NFPE in Yangon’s Shwepyitha

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NFPE's year-end evaluation test in Mon State's Paung township in 2023. Photo-IPRD

Myanmar non-formal primary education (NFPE) which provides free education to children aged between 10 and 14 in Shwepyitha Township, Yangon Region, has seen an increase in the number of students.
For children aged between 10 and 14 who are unable to continue their formal education for various reasons, NFPE has been providing free classes in level 1 and level 2; level 1 is from KG to G4, and level 2 is from G4 to G5, and those who complete the two levels are eligible to continue their studies at government schools.
“It is still gathering students. The number of students is possibly around 300, about the same as last year’s figures. It is growing. Some parents are interested in it, and some aren’t,” said an official from Shwepyitha NFPE.
It is non-formal education, so it focuses on poor children, and donors are welcomed for food and clothes, he said.
“We operate this school to give a second chance for children who are unable to go to school and for children who don’t have access to education. The age limit is between 10 years and 15 years old. We are affiliated to the Ministry of Education. Our schools have been founded in nearly all townships,” U Mya Thein, a supervising teacher from NFPE in Shwepyitha, told The Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM). — Thit Taw/ZS/ED

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