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Myanmar has been making efforts in developing maritime education sector in a bid to contribute towards modernization and development of the state.

The country established its first Maritime University in 2002, aimed at nurturing ethical, skillful and reputable maritime experts in compliance with the provisions and standards prescribed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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The World Maritime University will help Myanmar in learning management and cooperate in e-education under a memorandum of understanding initiated with Myanmar's Maritime University, official media reported Monday.

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U Khin Maung Htway, Assistant Director of the Myanmar Education Research Bureau (MERB) told Mizzima that they can provide informal education to only one fourth of the total number of townships in Myanmar.

There are 330 townships throughout the country but students in only 80 townships who have not receive primary education can get access to informal primary level education.

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Myanmar has been endeavoring to promote literacy in the country as part of its bid to raise the nation's education standard in line with the international level.

Adult literacy rate in the country went up in 2013, hitting as high as 95.13 percent.

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JICA training for Asian countries (Photo: apu.ac.jp)

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced that more than 240 professors from seven Japanese universities will give lectures in the Yangon Technological University (YTU) and the Mandalay Technological University (MTU).

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A student in front of the Yangon University on December 20, 2012.

The University Teachers’ Association told Mizzima on August 28 that they will conduct a Higher Education policy survey with an aim to improve the standard of higher education in Myanmar.

The survey will begin in the last week of August and continue till September. The respondents of the survey will be teachers and students from 54 universities in Myanmar under the Department of Higher Education.

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