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September 22, 2019

Plans of Science and Technology Ministry elaborated to media

Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Ko Ko Oo clarifies future plans of academic matters for B.E. course and GTI.—mna
Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Ko Ko Oo clarifies future plans of academic matters for B.E. course and GTI.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — Technological universities plan to commence six-year Bachelor of Engineering courses this academic year with modern curricula and a proper ratio of students to faculty members, Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Ko Ko Oo said at a press briefing at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
He elaborated that training is being given to faculty members to skillfully use the lab equipment and to improve their capacity at the technical enhancement department (Belin). Arrangements are being made for faculty members to do research for development of human resources so as to improve the technological universities, he said.
The union minister explained a plan of the ministry to have 30 Government Technical Institutes in the 2015-16 academic year. He added that technical high schools admit youths who have passed the 8th standard without age limit in order to be able to turn out skilled technicians.
He highlighted that students from remote areas will be allowed to attend the Centre of Excellence with 3% per year out of the students who passed the entrance test.
The union minister replied to queries raised by media persons.

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