16 May 2018
The Department of Myanmar Examinations under the Ministry of Education has announced the changes of matriculation exam questions starting the coming academic year. Myanmar Teachers’ Federation is conducting a week-long training for the high school teachers to be familiar with the new questions format.
The matriculation exam question format will be changed to focus on the assessment process and to encourage critical thinking of the students. The sample questions format were published on the Ministry’s website and government medias to the public. The new question format is being designed by professors from across the country who are expert in their particular subjects.
Myanmar Teachers’ Federation conducts the training to the teachers with the aim to be familiar with the new questions format for coming academic year at Yangon University.
Chairman (South Dagon), Myanmar Teachers’ Federation, Aung Soe Moe said “We train the teachers from basic education high schools, non-formal education, monastic schools and private schools like how to prepare for unseen questions and how to guide the students. I believed that this system will encourage to the critical thinking so they will get the good opportunity for the future.”
Over 1500 teachers from across Myanmar joined the training which will be run from 12th to 17th of this month.
Teacher, Aung Zaw Hmue said “The new system is intended for the students’ critical thinking. In the first, it will be difficult for the students because we all are familiar with the rote learning. As the teachers side, we need to be well-experienced for each subjects for the student.”
All the question formats of the matriculation exam will be modified in the coming academic year so it will be new challenge for both teachers and students as well.
Teacher, Naing Niang Maw said “I came here to learn the new question system for the matriculation exam. I also want to give the replication course at my school.”
Among ten subjects offered in the high school curriculum, Myanmar, English and mathematics are compulsory. And the students must pick three complementary courses among chemistry, physics, biology, ecology, geology, history, and optional Myanmar.