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1964 (Text and Supplementary Notes)

Video Broadcast : #122

December 9, 2020

Update of Text : December 11, 2020

Matriculation of 1964

  • Dr. Cherry Hlaing (Than Than Tin, SJC)
    Tie in highest marks with Dr. Lyn Aung Thet
    Based on ILA, admitted to IM(1) as Roll Number One
  • Dr. Lyn Aung Thet (MEHS)
    Tie in highest marks with Dr. Cherry Hlaing
    Lost the tie breaker using ILA
  • Dr. Aung Win Chiong (SPHS)
    Second highest marks after Dr. Cherry Hlaing and Dr. Lyn Aung Thet
    Based on ILA, admitted to IM(2) as Roll Number One
  • Indian Lady
    Third highest marks
  • Dr. Min Lwin (Maurice Hla Kyi, SPHS)
    Fourth highest marks
    Based on ILA, admitted to IM(2) as Roll Number Two

Education System

  • The then New Education System was established in November 1964
  • Most Faculties of Rangoon University became autonomous Institutes with their own Rectors

Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT)

  • Three batches of students were admitted to RIT in November 1964
  • Eligible matriculates were admitted to the first ever 1st BE using the controversial ILA.
    Ko Zaw Min (St. Albert’s High School, Maymyo) was admitted as Roll Number One.
  • Eligible students who had passed the last ever I.Sc.(A) examination were admitted to the first ever 2nd BE in order of merit (using marks).
    Ko Hla Min was admitted as Roll Number One.
  • Eligible students who had passed the last ever I.Sc.(B) examination were admitted to the first ever 3rd BE.
    In the old system, the class was known as First Year Engg .

Luyechun (LYC)

  • The first Luyechun Camp was opened in the Summer of 1964 at Shwe Waj Gyaing Camp in Ngapali.
  • Outstanding students from 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standards were selected as LYC.
  • The following are some students who were selected LYC
    Ma Pwint Than (9th Std, Loikaw)
    Ko Kyaw Zaw (9th Std, TTC)
    Ko Win Aung (10th Std, TTC)
    Ko Oke Soe Kha (10th Std, MEHS)
  • Some went on to become Multiple LYC

Olympics

  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke led the Burmese Contingent to the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan

RUBC

  • The last ever AGM elected the following EC :
  • Ko Myo Tin (William Hone) : Captain
  • Ko Htain Lin : Vice Captain
  • Ko Zaw Lin : Honorary Secretary
  • Ko Hla Min : Honorary Treasurer

Demonetization

  • The first of three Demonetization (with increasing severity) occurred in 1964.
  • The public was ordered to take K100 and K50 notes to the specified locations within a week.
  • Amounts greater than K4200 would be taxed.
  • Each family would get up to K500 (in other denominations) initially.
  • IBM Unit record machines were moved to the RU Convocation Hall to register the currency notes being “surrendered” and calculate the amount to be given back (after taxes)
  • 78% of the money were given back.
    The public “lost” 22% of the money.

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