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MPT Supports Ministry of Education by Offering Free Data Access to Myanmar Digital Education Platform

10 Jun 2020

(Yangon, 10th June 2020) – As a socially responsible Leading Myanmar National Operator, MPT will extend its support to the Ministry of Education by offering 6-Month free data access to the Myanmar Digital Education Platform (MDEP), a special web-based training platform for teachers from across the nation.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, draconian measures have been put in place in Myanmar to stop the spread of the virus across the nation and like many other countries across the world, the education sector in Myanmar has been greatly impacted by this with the closing of schools nationwide as a precautionary measure.

Ministry of Education (MOE) has a mandate to significantly and rapidly improve Myanmar’s education system and fundamental curriculum changes are being made for every grade within the Basic Education System with changes to Grades 4, 7, and 10 are planned for 2020-21 School Year.

As new curriculums are scheduled to be implemented, basic education teachers across Myanmar were initially scheduled to go through a rigorous training regime during the summer holiday period. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has derailed this program as physical training programs are not permitted and instead teachers will be able to learn remotely via Myanmar Digital Education Platform (MDEP), the state-of-the-art online training program developed by Ministry of Education.

MPT is strongly dedicated to its mission of “Keeping Myanmar Connected” with the need for remote learning becoming more critical than ever, MPT is providing 6-month free data access to MDEP Website (http://mdep.moe.edu.mm) for teachers nationwide to continue with their training programs remotely starting June 10, 2020.

 Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and with schools closed for an extended period, we have to come up with a system to facilitate the continuation of learning with the use of remote learning platforms like Myanmar Digital Education Platform (MDEP) implemented by the Ministry of Education. We understand the role education plays for our future generations and the importance of their educators and that’s why we are supporting teachers nationwide, who are staying home due to COVID-19, by providing free data access to the MDEP website for six months. Teachers can utilize this unique learning opportunity to overcome barriers with efficient knowledge transfer before the start of the new school year.” said U Ko Ko Aung, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM JO.

Education is one of the main pillars of MPT’s CSR initiatives and Wide access to educational resources and communication tools is a strategic priority for MPT across States & Regions. MPT has significantly contributed towards the development of the education sector in Myanmar including the implementation of innovative off-campus Bachelor of Nursing Science (Bridge) Program in collaboration with the University of Nursing in Yangon. In support of Education sector to have better communications and sharing of information among the nursing schools and universities, MPT has also provided Fiber internet connectivity to all Nursing Training Schools across Myanmar. MPT has been providing free Internet access to over 500 Educational and Health Institutions since 2018.

For more information, please call 106, visit the MPT official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage/ or MPT official website www.mpt.com.mm.