Feb 3, 2012

Myanmar to cooperate with U.S. universities to develop education

Myanmar Ministry of Education will cooperate with The Johns Hopkins University in the United States aimed at developing the education sector of the country, according to official media Friday.
A meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday between a delegation of U. S., led by Ron Daniel, President of The Johns Hopkins University, and Myanmar Deputy Minister for Education U Ba Shwe focused on cooperation between universities under the Myanmar Ministry of Education and The Johns Hopkins University including other universities in the United States, said the New Light of Myanmar.
The move also covered sending of Myanmar students, cooperation in research, exchange of students from both countries, upgrading machines used in advanced research, easy access to reference books and papers from internet website and training of basic education teachers for promotion of English proficiency skill.
Meanwhile, Ron Daniel and Minister for Health Dr. Pe Thet Khin discussed matters related to development of rural health care, giving training for promoting for the quality of health staff, supply of medicine and medical equipment, study of public health at Johns Hopkins University, training of medicine, better program for selection of students at Universities of Medicine, prevention and cure of non-infectious diseases, maternal, infant and child health care, nourishment program, availability of immunization and promotion of immunization program.

Source: Xinhua