The Myanmar school enrollment week is designated to take place between May 23rd to 31st this year.
According to the new curriculum roll out plan for basic education schools, Grade – 9 and G -12 will be introduced in this 2023 – 2024 academic year. The KG + G-12 education system started to implement in 2016 with a 3 cohort roll out plan but it was delayed by the outbreak of CoronaVirus.
An online available source reported that ‘’Forty per cent drop in Myanmar student enrollment for 2022-23 AY’’ as students’ participation in the opposition of the SAC administration. This implies students who can afford turning to private schools, some go to community education service providers if accessible and some children will stay home with no formal educational opportunities.
At the same time, the RFA news agency recently reported that the Myanmar junta targets health, education facilities to undermine the shadow government. Thus, it’s critically important to build a consensus between the political entities soon to respect and protect the humanitarian aspects particularly on health and education.
- Pray that all schooling – age – children in Myanmar get access to any kind of education providers!