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YANGON, Myanmar - A new survey shows that although Myanmar's young adults have a relatively high level of alphabetization (94 percent), this still means that more than half a million youngsters are unable to literate or work. Attending schools varies according to the children's ages, but only reaches 85 percent of nine-year-olds.
"Young men are a great resource for Myanmar's economic growth. Governance must concentrate on raising the level of educational attainment, as well as raising the level of educational attainment and young people's skills. It is imperative that all groups in the community be educated so that the full potentials of every young man are realised and no one is lagging behind," says Janet Jackson, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar.
Results are from the thematic 2014 population and housing census in Myanmar. It underlines the need to enhance Myanmar's educational system at all scales at a crucial stage of the process. Included in the study are analyses of the impact on policies and the need for detailed work.
These results require a joint efforts by the Myanmar authorities, civic groups, academics and multinational organisations to use the educational system as a means to make a difference to the life of Myanmar's citizens now and for coming generation. An educated population is necessary for the socio-economic and economic growth of a state. Myanmar's illiteracy rates are 89.5 percent.
This relatively high number, however, hides strong inequalities within the population. While, for example, the gap between feminine and masculine alphabetisation up to the age of fifty is relatively small, gender-specific gaps become more pronounced in older people. The lower level of illiteracy among older females is a reflection of the low level of education among females in the past.
The level of alphabetization in the countryside is lower than in cities, and it differs greatly from country to country and from region to region. For example, in Shan, only 64.6 percent of the population can literate or literate, and 44.9 percent of the adult population has no formal qualifications at all. In Myanmar, 61.3% of the population 25 years and older have no or only one class.
Just 7.3 percent of the population over 25 years of age have a college qualification. It also shows that proportionately more men than woman complete higher educational attainment. Among postgraduates, 63 percent are female and 37 percent are male. "For Myanmar to harness the potential of these high-skilled workers, it needs better outside employment opportunity for them, which includes management positions.
In Myanmar, only half of Myanmar's 50.5 percent of men are employed, as against 85.6 percent," says Janet Jackson, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides a place where every child is pregnant, every birth is secure and the full range of young people's potentials are realised.
Key results of the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census were announced in May 2015. It is part of a range of topical summaries on various themes. Topical reporting includes both new and previously reported statistical information that has been adapted for greater precision.
They analyze the relationships between different dates and what the figures say about people's life in Myanmar. Censuses were taken by the Myanmar government. The UNFPA has provided and will continue to give UNFPA funding and technology for the current cycle. Approximately 1,090,000 individuals who wanted to be identified as Rohingya were not included in the survey.
The UNFPA recognises that their non-counting is a serious deficiency of the population and a major worry about the protection of fundamental freedoms and considers it crucial that all of them be re-established as soon as possible. It was also not estimated that 69,700 persons in Kayin and 46,600 in Kachin. Overall, an estimate of 1.2 million persons were not included in the survey.
This figure was put at 1.2 million and was contained in the population of 51.5 million. But since no feature information is available for those not listed, the information and analyses presented in this review relate only to those listed during the population survey. Population surveys are available on the UNFPA website or on the Department of Population website.