Myanmar’s education curriculum gets a makeover

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Children grow up with less critical thinking skills under the
by-heart learning system which no longer fits in with this age of technology.

“The curriculum is changed in accordance with the National Education Law,
to match international standards,” said Dr. Khine Myae, former director
general of the Department of Education Research Bureau.

The National Education Law was approved on September 30, 2014, with
its amendments approved on June 25, 2015. This educational law was the very
first of its kind in Myanmar.

According to the National Education Law Chapter (5), section (16) (a)
Middle School Education and  High School Education.
Under the government curriculum, a student will have 12 years of
education after the completion of kindergarten.

For Standard 4 and Standard 5 students, the curriculum will change
in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years respectively.

Middle and high school education’s curricula will continue to be
drawn with the help of the Asian Development Bank.

Changing the current system is a must.

Source: MM Times