Myanmar govt okays online classes for masters, doctorate degrees

U Aung Min, rector of Mandalay’s Yadanarbon University, said academicians agreed on the plan during an online meeting recently.

“We discussed the possibility of opening online classes with professors and department heads via a Zoom meeting,” he said. “Everyone said it’s okay but it will demand more effort from both teachers and students as there have never been such classes before.” 

Thesis supervisors and authors will have to work remotely for the masters and doctorate classes for the Academic Year 2019-2020 in accordance with the procedures. 

“If there are practical assignments, we can’t do them via online. It would be more convenient if these kinds of works are done before the universities are closed,” U Aung Min said. “There aren’t many students enrolled in masters degree programmes, and every one of them can be expected to do this as they are mature enough.” 

Technological universities, science and arts universities, colleges and government vocational training schools across Myanmar have been closed since March 24. – Translated

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