Cracks in a new school building in the country’s northwest has led to calls for construction company Pyae Gaday to be banned from further tenders.
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On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel asks whether the police use of civilian thugs to put down protests can be legally justified.
Parents in Irrawaddy Division are refusing to send their children back to school after authorities failed to prosecute anyone for poisoning the children’s drinking water.
A campaign called, “Their Hands, Our Future” has been set up in Rangoon to raise awareness for children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school.
Thirteen children were killed when a fire broke out in their Muslim school on Tuesday night. Eyewitnesses describe what they saw.
At least thirteen children have been killed in a fire at an Islamic school in Botahtaung township, Rangoon in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Reports suggest the fire was[…]
Residents in Thaketa township are stunned after an angry mob attacked a local Muslim school and several businesses on Monday night. Locals say people get along well with each other[…]
New law allowing private schools to open in Burma contains veiled threat over teaching material deemed subversive by authorities
Statement en route to education minister in which parites demand schools in ethnic regions be allowed to teach in their native language
National League for Democracy’s tenth donation to children of political prisoners counter-balances woeful government education spending
Oct 6, 2009 (DVB), Burma's education system focuses too much on testing and curriculum material is strictly controlled by the military government, according to an exiled Burmese education expert. Burma[…]
June 12, 2009 (DVB), United Nations' calls for urgent support for education in Burma have been reinforced by reports that schools in Rangoon are now reliant on donations from parents[…]
Feb 3, 2009 (DVB), As the national tenth standard examinations draw closer in Burma, parents, teachers and students have expressed their concerns about the quality of teaching in standard schools[…]
Feb 2, 2009 (DVB), Bago authorities have demolished two school buildings in Phoe Yoe Su village, Kawa township, to make way for a new construction project, forcing children to attend[…]
Jan 5, 2009 (DVB), Local authorities in Natsinchaung village in Rangoon's Zeegone township have been forcing local people to contribute to reconstruction work on a school destroyed by Cyclone Nargis,[…]