ICEF Monitor – Myanmar opening up to foreign investment and international education
18 Nov 2015
The outlook for education
The opportunity in international education, therefore, is two-fold: foreign providers can enter the market and operate directly within Myanmar, whether by opening schools or by establishing links with domestic institutions or partners. And of course foreign institutions or schools may also recruit students from Myanmar to study abroad.
The number of outbound higher education students has been modest in recent years, but the indications of rising demand are there. UNESCO estimates that somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 go abroad each year. Many are enrolled within the region, notably in Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Anecdotal reports suggest as well that major study destinations further afield, the US and Australia in particular, have grown in popularity as well.
Reports also indicate that the number of international schools operating in Yangon, the country’s commercial centre, has increased sharply over the last few years. A June 2015 report fromMyanmar Insider highlights the growing demand for quality education (both within the country and via study abroad) and the determination of parents to invest in their children’s education.
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