SHAN STATE- A resident said that the schools in Phaekon Township are accepting enrollments despite the ongoing clashes in the region, and the children who attended NUG schools are being degraded and have to reattend the semester they already passed.
The children whose names were included in the leaked information from the NUG online school are reportedly downgraded, according to a local.
“The junta affiliates have been calling for the children who attended the NUG school to be regarded as dropped-outs (i.e., to retake the semester). They have the leaked lists of students who attended the online classes opened by NUG. One of my friends
“A child who had attended the NUG online class had to retake the semester as he was downgraded,” said a resident of Phaekon.
Moreover, even with documentation for finishing the semester at one school and wanting to transfer to another school, admission fees of around two lakhs are taken as a bribe, according to Mr. Ye Naung from Phaekon Township.
“For a new admission, documentation from the previous school and two lakhs have to be paid. The non-CDM teachers have been taking bribes during this hard time. This is totally unacceptable,” said Mr. Ye Naung.
Similar incidents are happening in Sesai Township and Taunggyi City, and there are even cases where parents took out loans for enrollment fees.
Amidst the firefights in the Shan-Kayah border townships of Pin Laung, Phaekon, and Mobye, the military council is working to reopen schools without any guarantee of children’s safety, stated a resident of Phaekon.