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Education in Myanmar

Boasting a 92% literacy rate, it is clear that, while Myanmar is still developing, the country's education has always been of high importance.


- Provide free, compulsory primary education
- Increase the enrollment rate in basic education
- Improve capacities of teachers
- Provide local and international scholarships
- To see the private sector contribute in education services
- To collaborate with international and local organizations
- Upgrade education standard to the international level


Children enter grade one at the age of five. This is called lower primary school. Lower primary school includes grades one through three.

At the age of eight, children enter grade four. This is called upper primary school and includes grades four and five.

At ten years of age, children enter grade six. This is the lower secondary school. Students will remain here until they have completed grade nine.

They enter grade ten, upper secondary school, at the age of 14. Once they have finished grade eleven, they will graduate.

Secondary School Curriculum:

Burmese, English, and mathematics are core subjects. Students are allowed to choose three electives. Possible subjects include physics, chemistry, biology, geography, history and economics


Total: 156

Education: 64
Health: 14
Science & Technology: 56
Defense: 5
Culture: 2
Forestry: 1
Agriculture & Irrigation: 1
Livestock Breeding & Fisheries: 1
Co-operatives: 5
Civil Service Selection & Training Board: 1
Religious Affairs: 1
Progress of Border Areas & National Races And Development Affairs: 2
Transport: 3

64 of 156 higher education institutions are under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.


Kachin State:
Myitkyina University
Myitkyina Education College
Myitkyina Government Technical College
Myitkyina Government Computer College
Bhamo Degree College
Bhamo Government Computer College
Bhamo Degree Technical College

Kayah State:
Loikaw College
Loikaw Government Computer College
Loikaw Government Technical College

Kayin State:
Hpa An Degree College
Hpa An Education College
Hpa An Government Technical College
Hpa An Government Computer College

Chin State:
Kalay Degree College
Kalay Government Computer College
Kalay Government Technical College

Sagaing Division:
Monywa University
Monywa Institute of Economic
Monywa Education College
Monywa Government Technical College
Monywa Government Computer College
Shwebo Degree College
Sagaing Institute of Education
Sagaing Regional Co-operative College
Sagaing Education College
University for Development of National Races

Tanintharyi Division:
Dawei University
Dawei Government Computer College
Dawei Government Technical College
Dawei Education College
Myeik Degree College
Myeik Government Computer College
Myeik Government Technical College

Bago Division:
University of Taungoo
Taungoo Government Computer College
Taungoo Government Technical College
Taungoo Education College
Pyay University
Pyay Technologial University
Pyay Education College
Pyay Government Technical College
Bago Degree College

Magway Division:
Magway University
Magway Education College
Institute of Medicine, Magway
Magway Government Technical College
Magway Government Computer College
Pakokku University
Pakokku Education College
Pakokku Government Computer College
Pakokku Government Technical College
Yenangyaung College
Institute of Community Health

Mandalay Divsion:
Mandalay University
Manadalay University of Foreign Languages
Mandalay University of Distance Education
Mandalay University of Computer Studies
Meikhtila University
Meikhtila Government Technical College
Meikhtila Government Computer College
Meikhila Education College
Meikhila Institute of Economic
Mandalay Education College
Mandalay Institute of Dental Medicine
Mandalay Institute of Dental Medicine
Mandalay Institute of Nursing
Institue of Paramedical Science, Mandalay
Defence Services Technological College
University of Culture [Mandalay]
Mandalay Government Technical College
Mandalay Government Computer College
Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College [Mandalay]
Kyaukse University
Kyaukse Government Technical College
Yadanabon University
Manadalay Technological University
Institute of Medicine, Manadalay
Defence Service Academy, Pyin Oo Lwin
Defence Services Institute of Technology, Pyin Oo Lwin
Institute of Forestry
Yezin Agriculture University
Institute of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Manadalay Regional Co-operative College
Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University
University of Traditional Medicine, Manadalay

Mon State:
Mawlamyine University
Mawlamyine Education College
Mawlamyine Government Technical College
Mawlamyine Government Computer College

Shan State:
Taunggyi University
Taunggyi Education College
Taunggyi Ayetharyar Government
Taunggyi Government Computer College
Kyaington Degree College
Kyaington Government Computer College
Kyaington Government Technical College
Lashio Degree College
Lashio Government Computer College
Lashio Government Technical College

Yangon Division:
Yangon University
Dagon University
Yangon Institute of Economic
Yangon Institute of Education
Yangon University of Distance Education
Yangon University of Foreign Languages
Worker's College
University of East Yangon
University of Wast Yangon
Yangon Technological University
University of Computer Studies, Yangon
Institute of Medicine(1),Yangon
Institute of Medicine(2),Yangon
Institute of Dental Medicine,Yangon
Institute of Nursing,Yangon
Institute of Pharmacy,Yangon
Institute of Paramedical Science,Yangon
Defence Services Institute of Medicine
University of Culture[Yangon]
Yangon Co-operative Degree College,Thanlyin
Central Co-operative College,Phaunggyi
Yankin Education College
Education College
Hlegu Education College
Yangon Government Computer College
Yangon Government Computer College
International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University
Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College[Yangon]
Defence Services Institute of Nursing
Thanlyin Government Technical College
Myanma Marinetime University

Rakhine State:
Sittwe University
Sittwe Government Technical College
Sittwe Government Computer College
Kyauk Phyu Eduacation College

Ayeyarwady Division:
Pathein University
Pathein Government Computer College
Pathein Eduacation College
Pathein Government Technical College
Hinthada University
Hinthada Government Computer College
Hinthada Government Technical College
Bogalay Eduacation College
Myaungmya Eduacation College

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