Workshop entitled ‘University Challenges’ held in virtual format

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Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi joins the online ‘University Challenges’ workshop on 26 January 2021. Photo : MNA

The Ministry of Education, National Education Policy Commission (NEPC), Myanmar Rectors’ Committee, National Institute for Higher Education Development (NIHED), Advance HE, and British Council jointly held an online workshop entitled “University Challenges” yesterday morning.
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, NEPC Chairperson Dr Myo Kywe, Myanmar Rectors’ Committee Dr Zaw Wai Soe, British Council’s Country Director Ms Sarah Deverall, and other relevant officials participated in the online workshop.
During the workshop, Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi discussed ‘Core Values of Goals’ of the Ministry of Education: (1) being good persons who can effectively respond to the challenges of the present period; who can help and respect each other (2) collaborative learning; collaboration; having ability to work together as a team (3) working responsibly and collectively; doing the right thing (4) having the ability to innovate and explore better ways to do the best for the world. He said that the Ministry of Education is working with development partners to implement quality education in accordance with the National Education Strategic Plan (2016-2021).
To address the challenges in the education sector, the Ministry of Education has been working with the British Council and development partners since 2016 to implement projects such as the Towards Results in Education and English (TREE) and Strengthening Teacher Education in Myanmar (STEM), according to the Union Minister.
To make universities independently managed ones, the Ministry is working hard for capacity building of universities and enhancing infrastructures, said the Union Minister, who added that the Ministry is making efforts to improve English and ICT skills of teachers, staff, students, and life-long learners. He said that the Ministry is cooperating with stakeholders in drafting a university master plan and university charter. A total of 105 people participated in the online workshop, which will run until 29 January. —MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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