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Myanmar's top universities | 2018 Burmese university ranking
Which are the most sought-after universities in Myanmar? uniroRank tries to address this issue by releasing Burma's 2018 university ranking of 82 accredited universities in Burma that meet the following uniroRank eligibility criteria: from Burma's best universities, backed by current, impartial and uninfluenceable web methodologies presented by third-party Webigence resources and not by the universities themselves.
Grade'not noteworth the piece of writing on it'.
The job opportunities for university leavers in Burma are volatile. They often fail to meet the demands of the labour force in the field they are studying at university. A lot of other alumni work in non-professional roles such as brokerage or even casual work. As a rule, men in neighboring nations end up as craftsmen, and females become baby-sitters or maids.
The alumni do not have the abilities to work in the areas in which they have studied at university. As a result, ten thousand alumni have been awaiting job vacancies in the civil service for years. Today, in a 60 million-population nation, more than 6,000 students of medicine are out of work.
Burma has an estimated 5th jobless month in the International Monetary Fund. There is no university in Burma. Almost 170 open colleges are run by 13 government departments, and each has its own ideas about how to do it. It has no separate university board.
Alumni are lacking the necessary ability to address the immediate needs of the nation or the long-term socially, politically and economically devastating issues that have ravaged Burma for generation after generation. Whatever the response, it is likely that college leavers will not find a qualified work. Approximately 25% of Burma's budgets went to the military for years, as opposed to 1.3% for schooling.
She said at Oxford University that the educational system was "desperately weak" and that "a change is needed not only in school and in the syllabus and teacher formation, but also in our approach to formation, which is currently too tight and rigid". Examination-Oriented Attitudes The shared approach of pupils, educators and parent is to concentrate on taking exams and obtaining one or more qualifications - not on being a learner.
It fosters a red education and training style that places little importance on the comprehension and application of information. Behavioral, social and communicative abilities are not imparted at university. When a pupil can study the responses verbatim and properly reiterate them in an examination, he receives the highest number of points or a "D" for the award.
Examination places" (two or three sentences of possible quizzes and responses that will be provided by teachers) are bestsellers in the examination series. It is an exam-oriented system that prevents the evolution of analytic thought and technological aptitude. State-recognized training has become less credible. The university entrance qualification is on the grades of enrolment. Top goal-shooters go to medical or technological university.
In order to take an examination, achieve a higher score or receive Ds, a parent sends their child to the classroom, where the student will study the same schedule as in the classroom. In the past, pupils took "lessons" to be preferred by their official (state) instructor or by an outside instructor who leads a paying group. The instructors give "lessons" to make a living or increase their low-pay.
The " teaching " is a way to make learning for the pupils much more comfortable. Well-known" private coaching " instructors give private lessons with special care to single pupils (especially with the help of education programmes), while many of them hand out lecture notes to a large group of pupils. The tutor prepares easy-to-learn brief memos (usually with mnemonics) and examination points, which are practiced by the student before the examination.
A" tutor" does not need a diploma in pedagogics or to be able to control the arts of pedagogics. Every alumnus can be autor in a self-financed "tutoring" group. Dormitories also have dormitories for a group of pre-university college graduates after they have signed a tutoring agreement promising to do so.
Every pupil is spending 200,000 to 400,000 Kyats (200 to 400 US$) per months - state owned school costs less than 5 US$ per months. Recently, many physicians have taken the career choice test, which is paving the way for filling one of the 1,500 vacancies in state-run clinics. Undergraduates with a keen wish to take examinations with distinction rent a course book in parallel to their lessons.
The' Guide' is a former pupil, who trains the pupil by repeated lectures. A' guide' and a pupil are reading together about a subject until it is memorized. Pupils are under stress to achieve results through official lessons at schools, spoon-fed lessons and learn parrots with a "guide".
It was exacerbated when Burma's campuses were closed and relocated to the suburbs to stop student unification against the war. Life on college campuses has worsened, the building is disheveled and the campuses are full of grasslands of straying animals and cattle. Two additional lessons a week are spent reaching the university.
Rangoon University, established in 1878, became one of the leading Asian colleges in the 1950'. The alumni of the University of Medicine were recognized by the General Medical Council in Great Britain before 1974. Burma's third-level educational system went backwards under army control and Burmese higher educational institutions are not ranked in the global university ranking due to a shortage of research and librarianship institutions, an unbalance between student and teacher, and evaluation is made on the basis of the graduation examination.
In the Web of World University Ranking (Webometrics July 2012), the University of Informatics in Rangoon (12,109), the University of Medicine (1) in Yangon (15,930), the University of Medicine in Magway (19,228) and the University of Medicine in Mandalay (19,606) were rated. There is hardly a university in Burma that has its own website, and no students have an e-mail address.
In order to restore the past reputation and fame of our schools, we must shift our approach to schooling. Burma's colleges should establish a competence-based syllabus and work with internationally renowned colleges. It is my ambition that one of the world's leading university ( "Institute for Global Education") should construct a pilot university in Burma that coincides with the EU and US sanction freeze and the Burma government's call for globalisation.
Dr. Myint Oo is an Associate Professorship at Tufts University School of Medicine in the United States.