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The Myanmar delegation on a visit to South Essex College included U Sett Aung, deputy governor of the Myanmar Central Bank and the chairman of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, Professor Aung Tun Thet, economic advisor to the President and Myanmar Investment Commission member, U Aung Naing Oo, secretary of the MIC and director-general of the Myanmar Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, and Daw Khine Khine Nwe, joint secretary general of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. February 20, 2015. Photo: South Essex College
The Myanmar delegation on a visit to South Essex College included U Sett Aung, deputy governor of the Myanmar Central Bank and the chairman of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, Professor Aung Tun Thet, economic advisor to the President and Myanmar Investment Commission member, U Aung Naing Oo, secretary of the MIC and director-general of the Myanmar Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, and Daw Khine Khine Nwe, joint secretary general of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. February 20, 2015. Photo: South Essex College

A UK college recently welcomed a delegation of senior government and business executives from Myanmar to enhance the partnership between the college and the Asian nation, according to a press release on March 2.

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Oxford scholarship winner Daw Phyu Hninn Nyein of Proximity Designs. Photo: proximitydesigns.squarespace.com

Daw Phyu Hninn Nyein, head of the Knowledge and Social Impact Team at Proximity Designs, has won a scholarship for the Oxford Diplomas in Strategic Management at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in Britain.

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Chief-Minister U Myat Ko, right, presents diploma to one of the Myanmar School of Politics graduates during a ceremony in Dawei on February 6, 2015. Photo: NIMD
Chief-Minister U Myat Ko, right, presents diploma to one of the Myanmar School of Politics graduates during a ceremony in Dawei on February 6, 2015. Photo: MySoP

Following a total of four weeks’ of intense retreats, 15 politicians from the Tanintharyi Region became the first graduates from the Myanmar School of Politics during a ceremony in Dawei on February 6.

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About hundred of Student activists holding flags walk during the protest march from Mandalay to Yangon demanding an amendment to 'National Education Bill' due to be passed by parliament on January 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
About hundred of Student activists holding flags walk during the protest march from Mandalay to Yangon demanding an amendment to 'National Education Bill' due to be passed by parliament on January 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima

YANGON (AFP) - President U Thein Sein has called on the Myanmar parliament to rethink aspects of a new education bill in the face of renewed student protests, state-backed media said January 21, as activists vowed to continue demonstrations.

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40 Myanmar students have been awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters degree in economics in a joint Yangon Institute of Economics and Chiang Mai University programme.

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Amendments to the National Education Law should wait until after Myanmar’s 2015 election, Dr Tin Hlaing, the renown Myanmar scientist and educator told Mizzima on December 5.

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