Hong Kong and Myanmar strengthen education co-operation (with photos)

    The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, met with the Union Minister of Education of Myanmar, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, at a bilateral meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, today (June 15).
   Both sides agreed to follow up on and finalise a memorandum of understanding on education co-operation, with a view to providing a foundation for further co-operation on the education front.
   "As a regional education hub, Hong Kong has been actively striving to further internationalise its education. Myanmar and Hong Kong are both well known for their rich culture and diversity. We believe strengthening co-operation on education between the two places would be highly beneficial to grooming talents with global vision, international network and world-class education," said Mr Ng, in Myanmar.
    In the morning, Mr Ng met with leaders of Yangon University of Education to exchange views on teacher training and observed lessons at the university's high school for teaching practice.
    He also visited the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute, which was established in 2016 to provide skilled labour for key industries in Myanmar.

Ends/Thursday, June 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:30