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Posts Tagged ‘National Education Bill’ (14 found)

Backlash Grows Against Burma’s National Education Bill

23 Sept 2014 Photo By Sai Zaw The IrrawaddyRANGOON — More than 200 civil society organizations have joined a national network of education organizations and a growing chorus of voices in rejecting a draft National Education Bill that looks likely to soon pass into law.

The National Network for Education Reform (NNER), which came out against the bill after it was passed by Parliament in late July, was joined this week by a diverse coalition of groups opposing the legislation because they say it violates “human rights standards.” […]

September 23, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Teachers’ and Students’ Organizations Join Up to Oppose Education Bill

17 September 2014 Photo By Sai Zaw The IrrawaddyRANGOON — The Myanmar Teachers’ Federation (MTF) said it plans to cooperate with students’ organizations and join their protests against the National Education Bill if the proposed legislation is not revised in Parliament in the coming weeks.

The MTF also called on authorities to stop their criminal investigations into recent, unauthorized student protests against the bill […]

September 17, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

University Students Union Opposes Education Bill

10 September 2014 Photo By DVDThe University Students Union released a statement on Wednesday denouncing the National Education Bill; at the same time it launched an awareness campaign in front of the University for Computer Studies, 25km north of Rangoon.

A spokesperson for the students’ union, commonly known in Burma as the ta-ka-tha, said the event was not a demonstration but rather “a gathering to raise awareness about the weaknesses of the education bill”, and that they had timed it to meet students who were entering the campus to sit for exams on Wednesday morning […]

September 10, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sagaing Students Protest Controversial Education Bill

2 September 2014 Naw Noreen DVBBurmese university students stood their ground and protested on Monday against the controversial draft of the National Education Bill, which was approved by the Union Parliament on 30 July.

More than 30 students from the Sagaing Art and Science University, Technical University and Cooperative University participated in the rally, which was allowed to proceed without intervention by local authorities […]

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