Mawlamyine, February (28)
The students who are going to sit exams told Than Lwin Times that they have trouble managing to study because the military regime does not provide power supply regularly and there are lengthy power outages as matriculation and university exams across the country approach.
The military council has planned to hold the matriculation and university exams for the current academic year from March 8 to 21.
With only one week left until the exam, the military council has not provided adequate power supplies, causing the students to struggle to study.
One student stated that because he had to study by candlelight, he was unable to fully learn the material and had difficulty taking the exam.
In addition, since students do not have access to a power supply regularly during private study, they rely mainly on rechargeable bulbs and candles, causing damage to their eyesight.
A teacher at a private school said that because the military council provides electricity when it wants to, students are having a hard time and their interest in studying is decreasing, and the closer they get to the exam, the more disappointing they become.
The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) is planning to increase the distribution of electricity for students to study at night from March 1 to March 20 for matriculation exams.
Businesses are instructed not to use electricity from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. because if the production and consumption of power are out of balance during the nighttime when students are studying, the power may be interrupted.
Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) has stated that it will take administrative action if the businesses are found to be using electricity during the limited time.
According to reports, the matriculation exam will be held from March 8 to 18, while university exams will be held from March 9 to 21.
News-Than Lwin Times