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March 11, 2018

Myanmar Scholars and Leaders Program MoU signed

Dr. Sai Kyaw Naing Oo (left) and BACI Executive Director Mr. Elaisa Vahnie exchange notes of MoU on Myanmar Scholars and Leaders Program. Photo: MNA
Dr. Sai Kyaw Naing Oo (left) and BACI Executive Director Mr. Elaisa Vahnie exchange notes of MoU on Myanmar Scholars and Leaders Program. Photo: MNA

A ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Education, Monitoring and Evaluation Team (Research) and the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) on Myanmar Scholar and Leaders Program was held at the Yangon University yesterday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said signing the MoU on Myanmar Scholars and Leaders Program MoU between the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) indicates the ministry’s willingness to cooperate with international community. The ministry is implementing the National Education Strategic Plan aiming to raise the standard of education in Myanmar and to promote equal opportunties for education.
The ministry understands the importance of investing to develop the education of the students and is striving towards supporting the required resources that would help achieve the aim of the National Education Strategic Plan. Partner countries including America will be cooperated in order to establish Yangon University as Southeast Asia’s research center and the best university where learned persons are produced.
Partner organization from universities all over the world who want to work together are being invited. The cooperation with such organizations and universities will help toward setting up human resources and universities in Myanmar and will support sustainable development of democracy. The success of the program and beneficial results are being expected, said the Union Minister.
Next, United States of America Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Scot Marciel delivered a speech. Afterwards, Ministry of Education, Monitoring and Evaluation Team (Research) acting Director General Dr. Sai Kyaw Naing Oo and BACI Executive Director Mr. Elaisa Vahnie signed the MoU on Myanmar Scholars and Leaders Program.
The MoU will allow coordination for outstanding youths from Myanmar to attend master and doctorate course on public policy, economics, law, engineering, water management, agriculture and other social science subjects in American universities. — Myanmar News Agency

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