About 700 students have enrolled at the Myitkyina Federal School, which is run by 60 teachers under the National Unity Government (NUG), for the 2023 – 2024 school year. According to a board member, 6-month courses are offered to students whose studies were interrupted due to the pandemic and the military coup.
“We teach the children online using Zoom,” the board member told KNG on condition of anonymity. “They have to make up for the classes they missed. We teach them in courses that are relevant to their age. The current course ends in June and the next one starts in July.”
“We are trying to ensure that students who cannot go to school for security reasons are taught in federal schools,” he said, explaining that Myitkyina Federal School is under NUG’s Ministry of Education.
“We are doing our best to provide education for the students.”
However, some students have to attend the schools that the regime reopened in early June because they don’t have connectivity where they live, he said.
All students who pass the final examination at the federal school will receive their high school diplomas in February 2024.
There are federal 10 schools in Kachin State. According to the Myitkyina Township Education Department, over 1,000 students have enrolled for the 2022 – 2023 school year, some of whom live in Sagaing Region.