YANGON, September 16 (Xinhua) – The World Maritime University will help Myanmar in learning management and cooperate in e-education under a memorandum of understanding initiated with Myanmar’s Maritime University, official media reported Monday.

“Learning management and e-learning system will contribute much not only to the students but also to the faculty members of the university,” Minister of Transport U Nyan Tun Aung was quoted as saying.

Myanmar established its first maritime university in 2002, aimed at contributing towards modernization and development of the state by maritime industry and nurturing ethical, skilful and reputable maritime experts in accordance with the provisions and standards prescribed by the International Maritime Organization.

Moreover, Myanmar also laid down a plan to nurture female maritime experts, allowing female students to be enrolled for joining the country’s Maritime University.

Myanmar sets major subjects of nautical science and marine engineering for learning and other subjects such as vessel building, port building and maritime electricity and electronics are also prescribed for pursuit.

To promote related science and technology and business development in the region, Myanmar hosted for the first time in 2006 the 12th Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology ( PACON) to exploit human resources, education resources and economic resources in the region.

News Source: Xinhua

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