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PROPAGNDA - Over 5,000 New Schools
- Subject: PROPAGNDA - Over 5,000 New Schools
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 19:06:00
Subject: PROPAGNDA - Over 5,000 New Schools Opened in 10 Years in Myanmar
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NOTE: More mis-representation by Burma's SLORC/ SPDC. How many of these
schools are military schools? How many so-called upgrades were
replacing teachers they didn't like and/or controlling teachers from
teaching freedom of thought.
Over 5,000 New Schools Opened in 10 Years in Myanmar
YANGON (Feb. 6) XINHUA - More than 5,000 new
primary, middle and high schools have been opened
in Myanmar since the military government took over
the power of state on September 18, 1988, said Lt.
Gen. Khin Nyunt, first secretary of the Myanmar
State Peace and Development Council.
Lt. Gen. Khin Nyunt, who is also chairman of the
Myanmar Education Committee, told the opening
ceremony of the Special Refresher Course for
Basic Education Teachers here Friday that from
1988 to 1998, the number of primary schools rose
from 31,329 to 35,833, middle schools from 1,696
to 2,115 and high schools from 722 to 936.
Among the new schools, 4,504 new primary schools
were opened, 419 primary schools were upgraded
to the middle school level and 214 middle schools to
the high school level, he said.
There were 68 universities and colleges in the
whole country at the end of 1998 compared with 32
in 1988, he said.
According to official statistics, a total of 62,913.74
million kyats (209.7 million U.S. dollars) has been
used for education from 1988-89 to 1998-99.