Mawlamyine, 3 March

A popular online school established in the aftermath of Myanmar’s military coup announced the closure on its social media page on 1 March.

The personal information and profile of students from the Free Online Education Institution Myanmar (FOEIM) went viral online on 21 February.

The announcement of this school also expressed their request for inconvenience as the closure was caused by security concerns of teachers and students.

The names of students and their parents, as well as their phone numbers were leaked, and appeared on the military’s propaganda pages  on Telegram.

The National Unity Government announced on 10 February that it will take actions against the founder of FOEIM, Ko Khant Thu, who failed to maintain secrecy of information although school fees were collected, and others who are responsible for termination of this education programme.

Last year, another online school Kaung For You faced the leakage of financial frauds and scandals,  and the information of teachers and students. As a consequence, some  teachers and students related to this school were arrested by the military.

News—Than Lwin Times

Photo: FOEIM (Facebook)

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