Myanmar, Thai ministers agree to strengthen educational cooperation

Union Minister for Education Dr Nyunt Pe received Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Prof Anek Laothamatas and a Thai education delegation yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.


The Union minister high­lighted the educational cooper­ation between the universities of Thailand and of Myanmar, signing about 60 MOUs between the universities of two coun­tries till December 2022, mutual exchange programmes of stu­dents, teachers and cultures, more emphasis on seminars, conferences, research collab­orations and research paper reading sessions, cooperation in areas such as microbiology, marine science, food science, agriculture and livestock ed­ucation, fisheries education, the study of climate change, tourism, language teaching and learning, the art of teach­ing, technology-based teaching methods, educational quality control and warranty of quality.


The Thai Minister said that their visit to the Ministry of Ed­ucation in Myanmar aimed at promoting friendship between the two ministries and to find out the fields of education that can be cooperated. They can cooperate and assist Myanmar universities in the necessary sectors and will build a network of communication and coopera­tion between the two ministries, he added.


Furthermore, attendees explained the progress of edu­cation and plans for continued cooperation and discussed the issue of signing an MOU at the ministry level. Both sides ex­changed commemorative gifts and took documentary photos together. — MNA/TS