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Myanmar pays price for 'lost generation'

Myanmar pays price for 'lost generation'

The dormitories of Yangon University are empty. Only grass grows where the Student Union building stood before soldiers obliterated it with dynamite.
The campus is a poignant symbol of an education system crippled by half a century of military rule in Myanmar. Only graduate students are still allowed. Fearful of uprisings, the regime has periodically shut down this and other universities and dispersed students to remote areas.
Now, as the nation also known as Burma opens its doors to the outside world, it is paying a heavy price. The crackdown on universities has spawned a lost generation. Educators say that the pace of development will be slowed and Burmese exploited as the poorly schooled populace deals with an expected influx of foreign investors and aid donors.


Updated : 2020-12-05 20:17 GMT+08:00