Hakha College prepares for inaugural student intake
HAKHA College is set to open its doors in December, with enrolment for the first intake of 264 students starting this week, according to the Chin State government.
“In the coming week we will accept application forms for school enrolment, and open in December. We will provide accommodation for the students,” Chin State Minister for Social Affairs Pau Lun Min Thang told The Myanmar Times.
The college was constructed last year and will offer bachelor’s degrees in eight majors, including Myanmar, geography, history, chemistry, mathematics, physics, botany and zoology. In addition to the 264 daytime students, the school will accept more than 100 students for distance education.
“It is more convenient for young people in the state because previously students had to go to the big city for higher education,” Pau Lun Min Thang said.
This has caused a problem with brain drain in the past, he said.
“When students get their degrees in other cities, they don’t come back to their hometowns. This college can solve the problem,” he said.
Students from Chin State have traditionally attended Kalay University or Monywa Education College in Sagaing Region, or Pakokku Education Collage in Magwe Region.
Hakha College will be under the administrative control of Kalay University.