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MPT Further Expends its Support for the Integration of Bachelor of Nursing Science (Bridge) (Off-Campus) Program After a Success in Lower Myanmar Locations

15 Sep 2020

(an initiative part of MPT’s long-term commitment to the development of
the healthcare education in Myanmar)

(Yangon, 15th September 2020) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, expands its collaboration with university-level institutions and nursing training schools in Upper Myanmar with the integration of an innovative Bachelor of Nursing Science (Bridge) (Off-Campus) Program in support of the country’s healthcare system. This year, the initiative will reach ten new educational institutions in Shan, Kayah, and Kachin States as well as Magway, Sagaing, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay Regions.

By providing support to the Nursing Off-Campus Program, MPT is actively contributes to the development of e-learning environment and the improvement of modern medical education. To ensure successful project execution, MPT provides fiber internet, video conference facilities, laptops, internet connectivity, and routers for Wi-Fi sharing. Within two years, the total budget allocated to the program by MPT will exceed Ks 200 million. Countrywide access to educational resources and communication tools is part of the long-term commitment of MPT’s wide-ranging CSR initiatives.

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need for educational institutions to embrace digital transformation and provide innovative web-based education solutions. Since 2019, MPT has been collaborating with nursing universities and training schools, to bolster Myanmar’s healthcare system with qualified nurses. This year we are expanding our support of these web-based training programs in Upper Myanmar. This is our commitment to promote digital literacy and the development of Education and Healthcare sectors in Myanmar,” said Mr. Koichi Kasuya, COO of MPT-KSGM JO.

“I am very pleased that we can now offer e-learning solutions at our prestigious institution, making nursing education accessible to students from the convenience of their own homes. Well-trained frontline medical staff such as nurses are key to ensuring quality care for all patients and the foundation of our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of digital technologies definitely will help keep everyone safe while enabling nursing students with access to affordable education,” added Professor Khin Win Sein, Rector of the University of Nursing (Mandalay).

Since its launch in 2019, over a thousand students from various States and Regions have benefitted from this initiative which also contributes to the communications among the nursing schools and hospitals during COVID-19 situation. With the expansion of this program in Upper Myanmar, it will continue to promote digital literacy and the wider use of technology in healthcare education, enabling nursing students across Myanmar to take advantage of this innovative program regardless of their location and save the costs for the training center.

For more information about MPT’s CSR programs, please visit http://mpt.com.mm/en/about-home-en/csr-activities/