We strongly urge the younger generation to attach much importance to
computer literacy in order to keep up with the rapid changes in the
Computer – also known as - Information and Communications Technology
"While the education system is trying to move forward, students must
keep in touch with the latest trends by using private ICT training
centers( see list of training centers at
which are vital knowledge providers," said an the myanmarcomputer.com
official in a recent statement at the National Exhibition.
Pointing out that most students acquired only a minimum level of the
necessary skills during their education, the official urged school
teachers and students' parents to encourage the children to make
effective use of the ICT training centers to create a society that can
face the challenge of knowledge age.
Myanmar's ICT sector has been making progress since the country
introduced e-education system in early 2001 with two ICT parks
(www.mictpark.com) in Yangon and Mandalay having been set up in the two
following years to provide modern communication services in the country.
Meanwhile, Myanmar has also been launching an ICT development master
plan (add link to
www.myanmarcomputer.com/masterplan ) under the Initiative for ASEAN
Integration (IAI), aimed at narrowing the development gap among the
Detailed programs to link international networks are also being carried
out in accordance with the master plan drafted by U Thein Oo from the
Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF).
Besides, work is well underway to systematically implement the tasks
under e-ASEAN Framework Agreement (AFA) which calls for development of
information infrastructure, emergence of e-commerce and e-government
systems, lifting of restriction on ICT commodities, services and
investment and increasing of them, and building of ICT capacity to
create an e-society after reducing the digital divide among regional
Due to the move, Myanmar has been on a par with other regional members
in terms of work progress, having launched e-visa, e-passport,
e-government portal and e-procurement and contributing much to the
effective management of government bodies.
Being a signatory to the e-AFA initiated at 2000 Singapore Summit,
Myanmar has formed the e-National task Force to support the IT
Moreover, the country has also signed a series of memorandums of
understanding in 2003 with companies from Malaysia, Thailand and an
ASEAN organization on ICT development. People's Daily Online ---