Thursday, 3 April 2014

British Intl School set to open in Yangon

A new international school, teaching to UK standards, will open its doors to students in August, the British School Foundation (BSF) announced last week.

The British International School, located on Yangon-Insein Road near Inya Lake, will accept 100 to 150 students in its first year and is aimed primarily at the children of the large number of expatriates who have recently entered the country as it pursues its political and economic reforms.

“For multi-national corporations, the shortage of high-quality international schools is already proving to be an important barrier to their investment in Myanmar. Some

multi-national corporations that have already made commitments to invest in Myanmar are struggling to fulfil these commitments, as they are unable to attract expatriate employees to build their business in Myanmar,” said school director Ola Natvig. The school will follow the English national curriculum.

“The school will cater both to the expat community and to local residents seeking an international education for their children. The school has already received significant interest both from expat and local families,” she said.

All BSF schools are registered with the UK Department for Education, are members of their regional British international school association, and are accredited examination centres with the Cambridge and Edexcel Boards, she said.

source: The Myanmar Times
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...