Thursday, 13 August 2020

Maungdaw, Arakan State: 160 students from Maungdaw High School are unable to sit at matriculation examination which started yesterday, said a teacher from Maungdaw.

“The students are not qualified to sit the examination for their less class attendance. Most of the students are Rohingya community.”

1616 students sited in Maungdaw district examination center this year, where 951 students are from Maungdaw High School.  Most of the students are Rohingya community, according to Maungdaw Education board.

Kyaw Zaw Tun, the Headmaster of Maungdaw High School had tried to promote the education of school and had taught the students with extra times in the school where he collected 1000 kyats per student per month as the school was lowest position in Arakan State last year matriculation examination, said an elder from Maungdaw.

“The headmaster had tried to promote the school education but the teachers from school were only interested in private tuitions in the home.”

“The headmaster wants to show good result in the examination, collected 700,000 kyats from some students per head, had taken responsibly that the student will pass in the examination, but another teacher, Daw Hla Hla Kyaw collected 550,000 kyats per head for all subjects who sited the examination.”

The students, who can able to pay money to teacher, will able to get education and getting fever from the teachers. These students’ fathers are – smugglers, collaborators, agents and high officers –  who are wealthy in the town  and it is the education system of Maungdaw this year, said Ano Meah, a student’s father who can’t able to pay the money for teachers.