Muslim students in Rakhine ordered to transfer to Yangon: facing difficulties to continue their studies

Dec 25th 2013
Reported by Zarni
Muslim students attending Sittwe University and Tounggup College, who were from Thandwe, Kyaukphyu and Ramree (Kyauk Ni Maw Village), were facing difficulties to continue their studies.

Over 130 students did not carry on their study in those universities now. They were ordered to move to universities and colleges in Yangon. Thus, they faced many challenges. Their parents could not afford to support higher cost of living expense, they had to change their majors and they had a lot of trouble with food and accommodation in Yangon.

“ For us, it is quite difficult to continue our study here. Rakhine Buddhists can go to universities. But, we, Muslims, can’t do. So, now some of my cousins have transferred to Yangon. They have changed their majors. However, there are many people who can’t afford, and I feel sorry for them. How can they continue higher education? These events make it obvious that we are being discriminated”, a university student from Thandwe said.

Although the students transferred to other universities in Yangon, they might discontinue their studies due to many other difficulties. It is a threat to the education of youth, which plays an important role in the country’s development.

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