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Religious studies students in Myanmar face challenges of poor connectivity, power shortage

Students of Myanmar Institute of Religious Studies attend classes online. (Photo supplied)

Students of Myanmar Institute of Religious Studies are facing the challenges of poor internet connectivity and lack of electricity as they hold classes online due to the pandemic.

Catholic nun Mary Ann Su Latt Htwe of Yangon said it would not be unusual for the professor and the students to wait for 30 minutes or more to start classes.

She said students from the northern part of the country, particularly from Myitkyina, encounter most of the problems.

This year, 25 students are attending online classes offered by the religious institute from different parts of the country.

The institute is Myanmar’s center of formation for the religious in the country. 

It was established by the Catholic Religious Conference of Myanmar and recognized by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar. - Raymond Kyaw Aung / RVA News 


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