MPT Supports Healthcare in Myanmar By Integrating Off-Campus Bachelor of Nursing Science (Bridge) Program20 Dec 2019
(Yangon, 20th December 2019) – In collaboration with the University of Nursing in Yangon, MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator is implementing an innovative off-campus distance learning program at main Yangon Campus and eleven (11) Nursing Training Schools across eight (8) States and Regions in Lower Myanmar.
To ensure successful project execution, MPT is providing Yangon main campus with state-of-the-art video conferencing facility, and participating
Nursing Training Schools with Computer Facilities equipped with video conference capabilities, fiber internet connectivity, computers, routers for Wi-Fi sharing and business Skype® support, etc.
MPT handed over the new video conference facility at the main campus to the University of Nursing on 20th December. With over 200 nursing students and faculty participating in web-based video training sessions using tools provided by MPT, this could benefit the increasing the productivity of faculty, increase effectiveness of the training programs, allow the students to learn and obtain a nursing degree without affecting their work schedule and social life.
Nurses are the fundamental workforce in providing health care services to communities across Myanmar from delivering primary health care in remote areas to skilled practice in tertiary centres countrywide. The objective of this Off-Campus Bachelor of Nursing (Bridge) Program is to produce highly qualified and competent nurses who will be pivotal for Myanmar’s healthcare sector without affecting their current work and social life.
“Well-trained nurses are key to cultivating a robust, progressive healthcare system in Myanmar and we are happy to participate in delivering online training with the use of state-of-the-art technology. At MPT, we are dedicated to the digital transformation of education and healthcare systems to benefit all Myanmar citizens,” said Mr. Koichi Kasuya, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM JO.
“This program provides unique learning opportunities that facilitate the development of our students’ competence. With comprehensive support from the MPT team, we are able to utilize distance learning methods in nursing education and overcome several barriers with efficient knowledge transfer,”
said Prof. Dr. Myat Thandar, Rector of the University of Nursing, Yangon.
“Thanks to E-learning we are not only maintaining a high quality of nursing education programs, but also making education widely accessible to students from remote areas of the country. From a student perspective, Web-based learning offers a flexible environment and significantly reduces education-related expenses,”
said Mi Yi Mon Khaing, Tutor of Fundamental Nursing, University of Nursing, Yangon.
Wide access to educational resources and communication tools is a strategic priority for MPT across States & Regions. MPT has provided Internet access to over 500 Educational and Healthcare Institutions as CSR activity since four years till now and the numbers are keep increasing as it is one of the conviction to move Myanmar Forward. In support of health sector to have better communications and sharing of information among the nursing schools and universities, MPT has also provided fiber internet connectivity to all 40 Nursing Training Schools across Myanmar.