More than 500 students joined
Explored opportunities for youths to further professional development through online education
July 4, 2016, Yangon/Hmawbi – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today held its 28th edition of Net Monday at Hmawbi Technological University in Hmawbi attracting more than 500 students. The event explored opportunities for youths to further professional development through online education.
“Myanmar has seen accelerated growth in its telecommunications industry, and as a result more and more people are connected to the Internet. Young people today especially have tremendous opportunities at their fingertip to further develop their study and career. We encourage the youths in Myanmar to effectively utilize the Internet to help advance their lives,” said Joslin E Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer at Telenor Myanmar.
With over 5700 sites Telenor Myanmar provides mobile and internet connectivity nationwide, and wider network coverage also offers youths in rural areas across Myanmar chances to tap and exploit a wealth of resources available online, Myrthong said.
During the event, representatives from Khan Academy and Telenor Myanmar together with the rector of Hmawbi Technological University discussed about the future of online learning challenges and opportunities in Myanmar, and how online and mobile internet development can help learning and career opportunities for young people.
Net Monday is a monthly industry event organized by Telenor Myanmar to promote a rich dialogue on topics relevant to the growing digital and online community in Myanmar. Each event brings together a panel of local and international subject matter experts to discuss and debate specific topics of interest to youths, local programmers, web designers, bloggers, developers, technical experts, and representatives from local or international Internet and technology companies.
Previous Net Monday events were held in a number of different towns across the country, including Magwe, Mawlamyine, Bago, Hmawbi and Yangon.
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