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A classroom at a high school in Tamwe Township.   --Photo Eleven Media Group

ADB, EU provide US$26 million for TVET programme in Myanmar

YANGON (Eleven Media Group/ANN) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union (EU) provided US$26 million in technical assistance (TA) grant to support reforms that will improve the quality and relevance of secondary as well as Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in Myanmar, according to the ADB’s announcement released yesterday.
The announcement reported that the TA will complement ADB’s ongoing support for Myanmar’s education sector, which includes the Equipping Youth for Employment (EYE) Project approved in 2016 to strengthen the country’s education while promoting inclusive growth and job creation.
The project focuses on improving the country’s secondary education curriculum and teaching quality to help equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills demanded by the emerging job market.
“ADB remains committed to supporting the government of Myanmar’s reform efforts, which are vital to helping young people gain valuable skills needed in the current and future job market,” said ADB Education Specialist Ms. Yumiko Yamakawa. “The project will help Myanmar produce a highly skilled and educated labor force, which is key for the country’s future growth and development.”
The government has been making progress in improving the country’s education system, with the Ministry of Education initiating reforms under the National Education Strategic Plan, 2016-2021. ADB and EU’s continued support aligns with this plan.
In 2019, the EU and the Government of Myanmar signed an agreement for a grant financing of up to €221 million (US$245 million), including this TA and the budget support of €175 million for secondary education and TVET reforms.

(Latest Update December 9, 2019)

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