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Event celebrates achievements of Oxford’s first Myanmar graduates

The first students in Myanmar to achieve a qualification accredited by City of Oxford College have graduated at a special ceremony.
City of Oxford College, part of the Activate Learning group, accredits programmes in English, business management and teaching and assessing young learners at the iAcademic Institute in Yangon, Myanmar.
On Sunday (Nov 1) Francis Lawson, head of learning at Activate Learning, delivered the keynote speech at iAcademic’s first graduation ceremony for the three courses.
He said: “I first visited Yangon one year ago and met with teachers, managers and students of iAcademic. Immediately, I was struck by two things. One was the tremendous determination and passion felt by everyone about the power of education. The other was a feeling of welcome and positive emotion that made me feel part of a family during the few days I spent in the city. It is for these reasons that the City of Oxford College is very proud to be linked with iAcademic.”
Francis went on to congratulate students for their outstanding achievements on the programmes.
During the visit he was also able to observe lessons and deliver further staff training as part of the college’s ongoing external validation of the courses.