A Yangon University committee is; set to replace some 500 students who passed entrance examinations; for the university but failed to enroll for 2018-2019 academic year, a university official confirmed.
“However, the final decision to replace them is not finished yet. It will be; decided by the Yangon University Education Committee in the first week of December;” said Tin Maung Oo, the registrar of Yangon University.
The committee has to wait until after the first week of the academic session before making any decision as they have to make sure that these students will not be joining the university, he added.
“If the 500 students still fail to enroll, the committee will replace them with other students on the waitlist,” Tin Maung Oo said.
This will be the first time that the university is; going to replace students who failed to enroll despite passing the entrance test.
“The system which limits the access of students should be; changed as the students who really want to join Yangon University may lose their chance.
“The absentee list will be; filled by other students who applied to join Yangon University” said Daw Yin Yin Han; a lecturer in the Chemistry Department.
According to the entrance list of Yangon University, there are 1962 students who passed the entrance test for this academic year but only 1389 students joined.
Yangon University, Mandalay University, Mandalay Technology University, Information Technology University of Yangon and Mandalay, Yangon Economic University, Yangon Education University, and Yangon University of Foreign Language have changed their entrance system starting this academic year, with each university having discretion over how to go about accepting new students.
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