Nyo Nyo Thin to open further education school


On August 6. 2017

YANGON – High-profile former Yangon Region MP Daw Nyo Nyo Thin has unveiled plans to open a further education school to address the low standards of legal training in Myanmar.

The School of Law, Gender and Politics will open next year aiming to provide quality education to aspiring young leaders, Nyo Nyo Thin told a Yangon audience on Sunday.

“I had hoped the legal education system would be improved in the transition to the new government, but it has not changed at all,” she said, adding that students in Myanmar’s universities were finding it hard than ever to find competent instruction.

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Only around seven percent of people in Myanmar are university graduates, according to government figures.

Nyo Nyo Thin said her school would operate under international standards and would accept between 30 and 40 students after applications are opened in September, with tuition provided free of charge and a policy of non-discrimination for applicants on age, education, racial and religious background.

Elected to the Yangon assembly in 2010, Nyo Nyo Thin was a prominent critic of former Chief Minister U Myint Swe, and frequently clashed with his government over accountability and corruption issues.

She was defeated in her independent candidacy for the Pyithu Hluttaw seat of Bahan in 2015 and has since set up a watchdog group to monitor the current assembly.

By Su Myat Mon

By Su Myat Mon

Su Myat Mon joined Frontier in 2016 after working for The Irrawaddy as an intern. Her interests include travelling and writing.
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