Groundbreaking Medical College Planned for Karenni State

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By Kantarawaddy Times

Karenni leaders are planning to open the first medical college in Karenni State. Dr Myo Khant Ko Ko, who chairs this new development, stated their intention to assist youths who lost their opportunity to study due to the military coup.

“We conceived the idea of establishing a Karenni medical college for ambitious young individuals who possess the qualifications and a desire to pursue a career as medical doctors.”

He mentioned that the overseeing committee established in 2023 includes medical professionals from Karenni State and abroad, as well as local leaders, religious figures, and veterans. Some of the curriculum for the college’s program has been crafted by a UK medical student studying to become a doctor.

“We’ll run this medical college under the IEC’s (Interim Executive Council) educational department. We signed an agreement that this medical college must be an autonomous college according to a federal policy.”

Individuals between the ages of 17 and 30 can apply for the program, but Dr Myo Khant Ko Ko noted that only those who joined the country’s Civil Disobedience Movement against the military regime will be considered. Graduates are required to work in the state for three years after finishing their studies.

Forty applicants have already completed an entrance exam to qualify for the six-year program to train to become doctors. Those who passed were interviewed by the selection committee in May.

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