Dr Richard Sunderland completed his assignment in Myanmar at the end of May 2020 and I am therefore writing this message as the Acting Director for the British Council. In these challenging times, I am very much looking forward to supporting the British Council’s long-standing friendship with the people of Myanmar and continuing to connect people and institutions in Myanmar and the UK.
As you will have seen in previous messages, we have gradually begun resuming face to face services in line with guidance provided by the government of Myanmar and customer feedback. This has included the trialling of face to face services for our libraries in Yangon and Mandalay and some services for UK Qualifications.
This month we continue to resume face to face services in line with government of Myanmar advice. This includes the return of face to face English classes for adult learners at our new training centre in Junction City. We have also increased access to our libraries in Yangon and Mandalay. The library in Yangon is now open from 8.30 to 16.00, Monday to Saturday. In Mandalay the library is open from 9.00 to 15.00, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are also offering paper based IELTS test sessions in Yangon and Mandalay in addition to Computer Delivered IELTS.
To ensure the safety of our customers and our staff we have implemented several measures for IELTS tests and for our classes at Junction City as outlined in previous messages. We hope to resume English classes for younger learners in Kanna Road in July and to increase the number of UK Qualifications and examinations services for English language and professional exams over the coming months.
Acting Director, Myanmar