An NGO providing assistance to migrant children on the Thai-Burmese border has reached several agreements with the Burmese officials that will allow migrant students to enter government schools and take matriculation exams
Parents condemn what they call institutionalised discrimination in Thandwe Township, Rakhine State, where Muslim students were distinguished from their non-Muslim peers and labelled “Bengali” on a document laying out seating arrangements for upcoming matriculation examinations.
One student explained that while the play carried an anti-war message, it was in no way meant to be anti-military.
After a week of violence and protest, the original issue at the core of the dissent – the National Education Law – is back on the agenda.
As donor attention shifts away from border areas, schools for migrant children are putting plans in place in case of closure.
In an effort to improve Chin State’s dismal education system, regional officials have announced that they will hire an additional 1,640 teachers.