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DVB Debate: What’s missing from Burma’s education system?

The education ministry has stated that the funds will be used to promote quality education in remote areas and schools in the border regions(PHOTO: DVB)

Education in Burma’s is ranked amongst the worst in the world. Still based on a rote learning method that teaches through repetition, teachers have little opportunity to move outside the strict curriculum.

With a tiny proportion of the national budget, state schools do not have the funding, facilities or staff to provide any sort of extra curricular education.

On the panel this week: Curriculum Consultant Dr Myint Thein, Dr Thein Lwin from the National Network for Education Reform, Education Specialist for Unicef, Dr Khin Mon Nyein and Upper House MP U Thein Swe.