Yezin Agricultural University raises entrance demands
STUDENTS hoping to gain entrance to Yezin Agriculture University in the 2016-17 academic year will have to score more than 360 marks on the matriculation exam, professor U Myo Kywal said on June 27.
“We want quality students,” he said. “Some students who only pass the exams can’t follow the subjects that we offer. So, after the decision of the education board, we will select students through the marks on their matriculation exams.”
The university will select 400 students, evenly divided among women and men, he said. Ethnic minorities will be given priority in the application process. More than 3000 students applied last year, U Myo Kywal said.
The application deadline is August 19. Students need to pass the matriculation exam with biology as a subject. The entrance form needs to be printed on A4 paper and mailed in along with the headmaster’s original document for passing matriculation, original marks list, copies of parents’ identity cards, original letters of recommendation from the ward office and police station, and three photos.
Yezin is the only university focused on agriculture in the country.
– Translation by Khine Thazin Han