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UPDATED: 13:19, March 07, 2006
Internet test for English language put off in Myanmar
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The conducting of internet version of the test for English as a foreign language (TOEFL) in Myanmar, administered by the United-States-based Educational Testing Services (ETS), is put off until April, according to sources with the American Center in Yangon Tuesday.

The postponement, which also covers such introduction in Laos and Cambodia, will last until a suitable site for the exam can be set, it said.

The internet version of the TOEFL includes a speaking test in addition to paper test.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is offering a one-year Humphery Scholarship for university students in Myanmar to study in that country, according to US Information Service in Yangon.

The program of the Humphery, which would not confer any degree and diploma title, is just a fellowship one, it said, adding that under the program, four Myanmar university students had won such scholarship previously.

Besides, Thailand is also cooperating with Myanmar on higher education, offering scholarship for qualified Myanmar students to study in Thai universities.

A number of Thai institutions, agencies and organizations including 16 public and 6 private universities as well as ASEAN University Network have links with its Myanmar counterparts.

Since 2000, there were 6 Myanmar faculties and students received exchange grants to come to Thailand, while 2 Thais received grants to exchange with Myanmar universities.

The Thai move helps globalization educationally and will also help Myanmar students keep pace with the international education standard.

Under a memorandum of understanding between Myanmar and Thailand, the bilateral university linkage provides Myanmar students to study university degree courses of Bachelor and Master of Business Administration.

Source: Xinhua


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