WAW, MYANMAR- DECEMBER 14 : Daw Khin Markyu, marks papers during a class at a small government run school December 14, 2011 in Waw township, Myanmar. The education system is based on the United ... more 
WAW, MYANMAR- DECEMBER 14 : Daw Khin Markyu, marks papers during a class at a small government run school December 14, 2011 in Waw township, Myanmar. The education system is based on the United Kingdom's system, after nearly a century of British and Christian presences in Burma. All schools are government-operated, but recently, there has been an increase in privately funded schools. The literacy rate of Burma is fairly high although the annual budget allocated to education by the government is low. For many years Myanmar has suffered from economic stagnation, political repression and international isolation. In March the army handed power to a civilian government after almost five decades of the military regime's strong arm rule. The handover took place after a controlled election under a new constitution that preserved much of the military clout. Internet has been loosened up as previously inaccessible foreign news and opposition websites have been unblocked. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) less 
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