It is also a big issue when talking about education in Myanmar as people were very used to living in life with poor education. Until 2012, people had to rely on education system supported by government. Only those who are rich could get international standard education. Today there many private education centers emerged and it welcomed both rich and poor student who are under 16. For those who want to get higher education, it is still difficult in Myanmar to access to international standard education platforms.
For example, if having small money, universities and colleges opened by government are ultimate destination. If having money of over 30,000 USD, they can access to local private degree and college. If having 300,000 USD and above, they will be able to study aboard, starting from Thailand, Singapore to many other western countries.
In this time, only 3 percent of people can go and study at other countries. 5 percent is studying higher standard education center based in Myanmar, certified by global universities. For the rest percentage, government could still offer so-call education, which cannot grantee their life and for their vocation. So it became a challenge in Myanmar to get quality human resources for every industry. Myanmar have population of over 60 million. Percentage of those who can work and are old enough to study is more than 60. But jobless rate is increasing too much in Myanmar. Even as Myanmar don’t have a system to know detail of population who are working and not working, we cannot even imagine how may jobless there will be. We, Myanmar, should already stop blame game in which people blame each other for those people suffering in Myanmar. It is the time to reform and resemble Myanmar.
First foundation is education. Government is also trying to fix with the issue by getting help from global communities and universities. The effort still need to be larger and bigger. US already told Myanmar government that they will still keep on sanction if there is no improvement in the country. Myanmar is facing three problem which are problem and clashes between different religions, lacking of freedom of speeches and battles between government and others who oppose Myanmar government in rural region of Myanmar such as in Kachin and Shan States. There are many other problems we still have such as illegal selling oil and gas to other countries, government invading plots of farmers, etc.
When finding the main reason all are happening, we found that people are not educated enough to face the government. There are many way to resist and fight the government, change the country and develop the country. As people are little educated, all are going into worse condition. If people are educated enough, they will be able to think of what is good or bad. Sometimes, something can be done by ourselves without asking anything from government. Myanmar people are also not ready enough to touch high-end consumer products in Myanmar. It also became a problem for global companies to expand their market in Myanmar. Education become a very serious things to get changed in Myanmar. Not only government, but also all people are responsible to change it.
Author: Aung Kham
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