Background History of the Department

Education and Training Department

     Education and Training Department has been opened on 30th June, 1999, by the order of the Chairman of the Central Committee for the Development of Border Areas and National Races and the decision of the State Peace and Development Council meeting No.21/99 on 17th June, 1999. The department comprises as follows: 


(a)     Head Office of the Department

(b)        University for the Development of the National Races of the Union,  Sagaing

(c)      Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College, Yangon

(d)     Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College, Sagaing

(e)      Central Training School

(f)      Nine Regional/State Offices and nine District Offices

(g)     Forty-five Training Schools for Development of Nationalities Youths from Border Areas

(h)     Nine Technical Schools for Nationalities Youths from Border Areas

Objectives of The Department

Objectives of The Department

a.   To nuture nationalities youth from border areas to be promoted the Human resources by the teaching of Basic and High Education, to collaborate with Border Area development  tasks and poverty alleviation tasks;

b.   To train young national races women from the border areas, vocational expertise and assist earn in establishing micro-business opportunities.

Policy, Mission and Work Function


Development of human resources of national races in border areas.



1.To strengthen the amity among national races and to reinforce union spirit.

2.To cherish and preserve the culture, literature and customs of the national races.

3.To pursue basic education, higher education and professional education for the future of nationalities youth.

4.To implement regional development activities by their own awareness.


Work Function

1.To draw up the long-term and short-term plans for the development of national races residing in border areas.

2.To give chances to Nationalities Youth living in different border areas to be able to attend schools from Basic Education Middle School to High School for free of charge.

3.To pursue higher education for the Nationalities Youth who pass the Basic Education High School to have opportunities to study the courses in the University for   Development of the National Races of the Union and Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree Colleges and they are also allowed to attend other suitable Universities.

4.To consolidate the Union Spirit and amity among the Nationalities Youth while studying together at the Colleges and to understand and cherish the culture, tradition, customs and practices of national races.

5.To nurture all national people to constantly safeguard non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty. 

6.To assign duties to the nationalities youth at the respective Ministries after completing higher education subjects so that they can participate in their regional development works.

7.To teach vocational Subject to young national races women in border areas and give them necessary aids until they can set up their own business with the vocational skills they possess.

8.To teach subjects for engineering to the Nationalities Youth in border areas with the aim of becoming skilled workers and  carrying out the development works for Micro Manufacturing and Micro Industrial business.

9.To cooperate with the United Nations Organizations, International Organizations, Regional Organizations and persons in responsible position with the intention of implementing the development work programs in border areas more effectively.

Functions of the Head Office

      The task includes pursuing of basic and higher education for the nationalities youth. The higher education sector is responsible for Sagaing University for the Development of the National Races of the Union,Yangon and Sagaing Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree Colleges and Central Training School. Forty-Five Training Schools for Development of Nationalities Youth from Border Areas, Nine Technical Training School for Nationalities Youth and Forty-Six Vocational Training Schools for Women of various Border Areas are functioning under basic education sector.