‘University of Life’ beckons as 11,100 academics are suspended in Myanmar

Varsities have reopened and turned into a new battleground for clashes between the army and the staff and students

11 May 2021 - 19:48 By Reuters

More than 11,100 academics and other university staff opposed to Myanmar’s ruling junta have been suspended after going on strike in protest against military rule, a teachers’ group said.

The suspensions come as the resumption of universities, closed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompts a new confrontation between the army and the staff and students who are calling for boycotts over the February 1 coup...

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