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Higher Education Reforms and Its Organizational Implications on Universities in Myanmar
- Apparent inefficiency in education system and resulted low quality education in Myanmar force the Government of Myanmar to take necessary steps to change the education system in 2014 with launching National Education Law (NEL). The NEL is becoming a launch-pad on which higher education reforms lift off. This paper portrays the general picture of higher education reforms in Myanmar and highlights organizational implications on universities. Organizational immplications mainly concern with university governance, structural change in higher education system, collision between old structure and new culture and internal mechanism for control. This paper also explores the possible dimensions of universities that will go and possible courses of actions that the universities will take. At last, this paper pinpoints that the reforms without the well-planned organizational arrangements will lead the way for lower quality education or the derailment from reform tracks in the foreseeable future.