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December 12, 2019

Seminar on entrance exams held in Maungtaw

Faculty members meeting with schoolchildren in Maungtaw.  Photo: Aung Min
Faculty members meeting with schoolchildren in Maungtaw.  Photo: Aung Min

A seminar was held at B.E.H.S No. (2) in Maungtaw Township to discuss ways to raise the number of qualified applicants for the 2018 entrance exams.
Dr Chan Tha, Rakhine State Minister for Social Welfare, said the State Counsellor had suggested holding the seminar, and inviting teachers and professors from Sittway University. The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on raising the percentage of people passing the entrance exam, as Rakhine State has the lowest pass percentage.
Dr Chan Tha said that when the State Counsellor arrived in Maungtaw District, she found the standards of education were pretty low, and in fact, Rakhine State scored a pass percentage of only 17.14 per cent in the entrance exam qualifications in the whole country last year.
Dr. Chan Tha said workshops were also held to reform the education system, as well as the essay reading ability of the students. He said the professors visited the rural areas and spoke to teachers, educators, parents and students to give them an idea of how to move forward with the entrance exams.
During the seminar, eight professors, lecturers and assistant lecturers explained the subjects appearing in the entrance exams to the students in attendance. Dr. Chan Tha said similar seminars were also held in Sittway, Minbya and MraukU. —Aung Ye Thwin, Ko Min

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