November 21, 2017

President U Thein Sein presents certificate of honour to Dr Than Oo

President U Thein Sein confers certificate of honour on Dr Than Oo for his long-serving education and literary works.
President U Thein Sein confers certificate of honour on Dr Than Oo for his long-serving education and literary works.

President U Thein Sein on Friday honoured a long-serving education official for his dedication to raising literary levels and improving the standard of teaching across the nation’s schools.
In a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the president presented a certificate of honour to Dr Than Oo, patron of the Advisory Board of the Education Promotion Implementation Committee.
In his speech, the president said Sayagyi Dr Than Oo had devoted his life to promoting national education.
Dr Than Oo served as the secretary of the Myanmar Literacy Campaign Central Committee in 1964 and played an important role in the 3-Rs Literacy Campaign of Myanmar, according to the president.
He also served as patron of the advisory board of the Education Promotion Implementation Committee, chairman of the Myanmar Literacy Campaign Supporting Committee and the chairman of the Pyinnya Tazaung Governing Body.
In 2015, Yangon University and the University of Hawaii conferred Doctor of Letters and Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa on Dr Than Oo respectively, the president added.
In conclusion, the president said he was proud to confer the certificate of honour on Dr Than Oo, who had devoted his life to the education sector.
Present at the ceremony were Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, union ministers Lt-Gen Ko Ko, U Soe Thane, U Tin Naing Thein, Dr Daw Khin San Yi, Dr Than Aung, Dr Ko Ko Oo, U Ye Htut, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Hla Htay Win, Attorney General of the Union Dr Tun Shin, deputy ministers and officials.
Before the ceremony, the president received a delegation led by Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN at the presidential palace.
Discussions focused on assistance for human resources development, technological development and the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
Present at the call were union ministers U Wunna Maung Lwin, U Soe Thane, Dr Kan Zaw and officials.

President U Thein Sein shakes hands with Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN.
President U Thein Sein shakes hands with Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN.

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