Overview of Posts (5)


There are close to 1500 members. There are about 100 posts daily in the past few days. It is difficult if not impossible to read the posts and the associated discussions.


There are several ways to help navigate the large repository of topics.

  • The Admin can pin a post as an announcement. The announcement can be updated with “What’s new?” or similar messages.
  • The posts can be classified into appropriate topics. Then, a reader can view posts related to a selected topic.
  • One may search posts using an appropriate keyword.
  • One may save a post. One can later access the saved post. Note, however that Facebook will send reminder of unopened saved posts.
  • One may share a post. One can add additional information about the shared post.

My Practice

I have three kinds of Facebook pages : one for personal use, one for communicating with relatives and friends, and one for a group (of members with common interest). The access controls vary with each group. I usually provide public read access but restricted write access.

I have two personal web sites. The web site lifelonglearning140.wordpress.com is a free web site with limitations. The URL is long. The access provider also posts advertisements. I used it initially to archive the 2000 (or so) posts that I had written on Facebook.

The web site hlamin.com is a paid web site. It has more resources than the free one, but less resources than those used for business. I use it to write new posts and organize old posts. Since I belong to various circles, I chose the ones that are relevant for the target audience. I share the link to appropriate Facebook groups.

Some posts

Thann Htutt Aung wrote some posts (e.g. landmarks including buildings and roads) and shared several posts (including the Hostels and their notable occupants, victorious RU soccer team from the prewar days, memories of former Soccer Selection U Aung Khin, logo from the RU Golden Jubilee).
Some remembered their classmates who were denied admission to the professional institutes because of the 3-NRC rule.
Several took three more years to complete their studies. The schools were closed following the 8-8-88. There were no convocations for 1988, 1989 and 1990.
Some remembered attending Thabawa Theikpan (Natural Science) Campus in Thamaing. The name fell out of use. It was later known as RC(2), one of the three Regional Colleges in Yangon.
The admission procedures change with the several “New Education System”. The controversial ILA (Intelligence Level Aggregate) was used to admit matriculates in 1964. The three year performance (Matriculation and Two years in Regional College) was used to decide the study of the students.
“Special” Honors courses took five years (Intermediate followed by three years of specialization in a subject).

“General” Honors courses took four years (Intermediate followed by two years of specialization in a subject).

Among the Physics sayas, Mehm Than Thoung was top of the General Honors in 1960 – 61. Sayama Daw May Than Nwe was top in 1961 – 62. The last batch of General Honors was the Class of 1962 – 63. Dr. Hla Ngwe Tin (Frankie Ohn, First in Burma in the Matriculation of 1959), Dr. Tun Than, Dr. Soe Yin and U Kyaw Kyaw Shein were from the final batch.
One photo posts the General Honors (taking the Mathematics Opion) from the last batch. They include Sayama Daw Myint Myint Khaing (daughter of Arzani Mahn Ba Khaing).

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