June 29, 2017

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Scholarship winner hopes to improve country’s science sector

Ma Win Shwe Sin Oo receives scholarship award from Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Robert Chua.
Ma Win Shwe Sin Oo receives scholarship award from Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Robert Chua.

A University of Yangon student with a passion for physics on Thursday became the latest Myanmar recipient of the prestigious Singapore Scholarship, and will begin fulltime studies in the leading ASEAN economy next month.
Ma Win Shwe Sin Oo, 18, is currently a second-year student at YU. She will leave for Singapore on 27 July to study a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics/Applied Physics, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.
She aims to one day pursue an academic career in Myanmar and hopes to improve the level of science education in the country. “I want to be a professor specialized in physics and wish to share my knowledge with local young people, as Myanmar’s science sector is still weak,” she said.
Ma Win Shwe Sin Oo became the 24th scholar from Myanmar to be awarded the Singapore Scholarship.
The Scholarship is fully funded by the Singapore government and covers tuition fees, return air fares, accommodation and a living allowance of SG $4,300 per annum.
Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Robert Chua said the programme is open to students from all nine ASEAN countries outside Singapore. Each year, the Singaporean government chooses 20 to 25 winners.

By Khaing Thanda Lwin

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