Uni­ver­sity to re­place ab­sen­tee stu­dents

The Myanmar Times - - News - NAW BETTY HAN naw­bet­ty­han@mm­times.com

A YAN­GON Uni­ver­sity com­mit­tee is set to re­place some 500 stu­dents who passed en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions for the uni­ver­sity but failed to en­roll for 2018-2019 aca­demic year, a uni­ver­sity of­fi­cial con­firmed.

“How­ever, the fi­nal de­ci­sion to re­place them is not fin­ished yet. It will be de­cided by the Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee in the first week of De­cem­ber,” said Tin Maung Oo, the regis­trar of Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity.

The com­mit­tee has to wait un­til af­ter the first week of the aca­demic ses­sion be­fore mak­ing any de­ci­sion as they have to make sure that these stu­dents will not be join­ing the uni­ver­sity, he added.

“If the 500 stu­dents still fail to en­roll, the com­mit­tee will re­place them with other stu­dents on the wait­list,” Tin Maung Oo said.

This will be the first time that the uni­ver­sity is go­ing to re­place stu­dents who failed to en­roll de­spite pass­ing the en­trance test.

“The sys­tem which lim­its the ac­cess of stu­dents should be changed as the stu­dents who re­ally want to join Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity may lose their chance.

“The ab­sen­tee list will be filled by other stu­dents who ap­plied to join Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity” said Daw Yin Yin Han, a lec­turer in the Chem­istry De­part­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the en­trance list of Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity, there are 1962 stu­dents who passed the en­trance test for this aca­demic year but only 1389 stu­dents joined.

Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity, Man­dalay Uni­ver­sity, Man­dalay Tech­nol­ogy Uni­ver­sity, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Uni­ver­sity of Yan­gon and Man­dalay, Yan­gon Eco­nomic Uni­ver­sity, Yan­gon Ed­u­ca­tion Uni­ver­sity, and Yan­gon Uni­ver­sity of For­eign Lan­guage have changed their en­trance sys­tem start­ing this aca­demic year, with each uni­ver­sity hav­ing dis­cre­tion over how to go about ac­cept­ing new stu­dents.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Law, in­struc­tional and ad­min­is­tra­tive mat­ters must rest with in­sti­tutes of higher ed­u­ca­tion, which shall form and au­tho­rise an ad­min­is­tra­tive bod­ies in ac­cor­dance with the rel­e­vant ed­u­ca­tion laws.

Uni­ver­sity char­ters and laws per­tain­ing to higher ed­u­ca­tion are im­por­tant for uni­ver­si­ties to stand in­de­pen­dently, ex­perts in the field say.

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