Press Release-11 May, 2015

Press Release-11 May, 2015

Government of India support for training in English Language for Law Enforcement Officers at MICELT, Yangon

          The Embassy of India is pleased to announce the commencement of English language training for Myanmar Law Enforcement Officers ( Police Officers) ​at Myanmar​-​India Centre for English Language Training (MICELT) at Yangon University. To mark the Occasion, an opening ceremony, was held today at MICELT.

          The Myanmar-India Centre for English Language Training (MICELT) was set up with Indian assistance under the Initiative for Asian Integration (IAI) programme in 2009 at Yangon University, with an aim of providing a permanent venue for teaching and raising the general level of proficiency in English language in Myanmar. MICELT conducts short term courses on English proficiency, which are very popular amongst journalists, entrepreneurs, Government officials and academia.

          30 Myanmar Law Enforcement Officers have been selected, on the basis of written and viva tests, to undertake the current course​. ​As part of the Programme​, the officers will be imparted training to​ enhance their English language proficiency, ​and be better ​equipped for discharging their duties domestically and in their engagements with foreign counterparts. The course will also provide the participants the opportunity to sit and clear the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.

          The initiative is being financed by the Government of India under the IAI-NDG (Initiative for ASEAN Integration/ Narrowing Development Gap) Division of ASEAN Secretariat, on behalf of the SOMTC (Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime) for CLMV (Cambodia, Lao DPR, Myanmar Vietnam) Countries.

          Aptech India, which is already running an successful Academy​ in Yangon, conducting popular courses in Computer Science and English​ language, is supporting the programme through its experienced faculty, who will help MICELT, in conducting this two-three month programme.

          The project also involveds ​supply of teaching aids to MICELT as part of Government of India’s continuous commitment to​ cooperate and strengthen Institutional​capacity and building skill human resource pool in Myanmar to meet the future development challenges.

          Speaking on the Occasion, Police Brigadier Thura Bo Ni emphasized the need of such courses in capacity building and thanked the Government of India for its support. The Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. SailasThangal, said that the India attaches great importance to its ties with Myanmar and seeks to share its experience and expertise with its valued partner. He said that India is currently extending financial and technical assistance to Myanmar, for various projects, which are at present valued over US$ 1.7 Billion.

11 May 2015

Embassy of India, Yangon