Appendix 8.2 Examples of private schools in Yangon

1. Horizon International Education Centre

Level/grade: from Nursery GCE A level

Number of students: more than 100 in every year (local and international students)

Number of teachers (total): 24

Local teachers: 14

Foreign teachers: 10

Education system (British, US or other): combined US and British system

Medium of instruction (English or Myanmar): English

Aids, tools and activities: computer, arts, gym, swimming pool (at Hotel Nikko Royal Lake), school bus.

Foundation year (head office/main campus): 2000/Yangon

Address: No. 21, Pho Sein Street, Bahan T/S, Yangon

Telephone: 72 8016, 54 3926

Web site: www.horizon.com.mm

Email: contact@horizon.com.mm

Campuses: Horizon Main Campus (Yangon), Horizon (KG I) (Yangon), Horizon (KG II) (Yangon), Horizon (Mandalay).

2. International Language and Business Centre (ILBC)

Level/grade: pre-school to GCE ‘O’ level

Number of students: 450 (local and international students)

Total staff (teachers and others): 270

Founder: U Tin Maung Win, from Myanmar

Education system (British, US or other): using international system and own system written by local experienced teachers.

Examination system: Common Assessment Test (exam plus activities in class and school).

Aids, tools and activities: computer, arts, gym, library, canteen, swimming pool, school bus.

Foundation year (head office/main campus): 1995 March/Yangon

Email: info@ilbc.net.mm

Campuses: Bahan, Tarmawe, Thingangyun (Yangon), Mandalay, Taungoo, Myitkyina (Kachin State), Lashio, Taunggyi (Shan State).

3. Summit International Learning Centre

Level/grade: junior nursery to kindergarten (primary class to open in 2007–08 school year).

Student age: two to six for regular classes (from ages four to 14 for weekend English classes).

Number of teachers (total): 13 (local and foreign)

Founder: Daw Win May Than, from Myanmar

Principal: Daw Win May Than

Education system (British, US or other): British

Aids, tools and activities: arts, swimming pool (at Summit Park View Hotel), school bus, outdoor activities.

Foundation year (head office/main campus): August 2006/Yangon

Address: No. 248, Ah Lone Road, Dagon T/S, Yangon

Telephone: 72 2661, 72 5718

Web site: www.summit.bravehost.com

Email: summitilc@praize.com

4. Nelson International Education Centre

Level/grade: pre-school (primary school will open in 2008–09 school year).

Student age: three to five.

Number of students: 60

Number of teachers (total): 12

Principal: Daw Myat Thin Zar Htun

Foundation year (head office/main campus): September 2006

Address: No. 3, Tha Pyay Nyo Street, Sanchaung T/S, Yangon

Telephone: 51 0612

Web site: www.nelc-centre.com

5. Ayeyarwady Media Service

Level/grade: IELTS preparation courses and TOEFL (this school started offering English classes at basic, intermediate and premeditate levels. It also offers a Singapore polytechnic preparation course and sends students’ applications to Singapore polytechnics. Cooperates with Temasak Polytechnic in Singapore, teaching Temasak’s first-year business course. Qualified students from this school can receive a school grant from the Singapore Government.

Foundation year: July 2002

Consultant: retired professor of English Department of Yangon University

Course manager: retired associate professor (English Department of Yangon University)

Number of students: 17 last year; 36 this year (15 students now attending second-year course in Temasak, Singapore, among whom 10 receive grants and five pay their own expenses).

Target students: those from middle-class and higher-class families—especially students who want to study abroad but have not qualified with high enough scores, and whose parents can afford to pay for them.