Hakha Col­lege pre­pares for in­au­gu­ral stu­dent in­take

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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.

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