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GTI (Supplementary Notes)

Video Broadcast : #185
January 11, 2021

Background

  • GTI : Government Technical Institute
    Provided man power to run the engineering departments and projects in Burma.
  • AGTI : Associate of GTI
  • In the early days, engineering students have to do Workshop Practice at Insein GTI
  • Later, workshops were set up at BOC College and RIT

Connections with GTI

Saya U Ba Hli

  • Principal of GTI
  • Also Head of Civil Engineering Department at GTI
  • Transferred to Rangoon University as the first native Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Saya is credited for the “Twinning Program” with the prestigious universities in the USA.
  • Son : Dr. F Ba Hli (EE)

Saya C Ping Lee

  • Son : Dr, Win Aung (M62)
  • Friend and Colleague : Saya U Kyaw Tun (EE, GBNF)
    Asked Saya C Ping Lee to join the EE (Electrical Engineering) Department.
  • Saya at SPHS : H.E. U Than Aung, Minister of Education
    Asked Saya C Ping Lee to transfer to the Directorate of Technical & Vocational Training as the Director General.
  • Assignment : upgrade GTI and technical schools.

GTI-RIT Bridge

The program enables eligible GTI alumni to join RIT.

Ko Yin Sein (Caesar Yang), my classmate at SPHS, has an excellent command of English. He attended GTI and later joined the “Bridge” program as an early participant. He studied EC (Electrical Communications) and worked at BBS (Burma Broadcasting Service) after graduation.

Ko Myint Soe (Henry, M79), Ko Hla Maw Tun (M82), Ko Kaung Kaung Oo (Gordon, M83), KKZ (Ko Ko Zin, M84), AMO (Aung Myint Oo, EC84), and Ko Myo Aung (85) are some who attended GTI and RIT/YIT.

Ko Ba Than Nyunt provided the following list of AGTI BE’s :

  • Kyaw Win (Mandalay GTI, RIT) EC76
  • Kyi Mg Aye (I GTI,RIT) EP77
  • Khin Ma Htay (M GTI,RIT) C76
  • Oo Khin Mg (I GTI,RIT) C76
  • Ma Po Myint (M GTI,RIT) C76
  • Hlaing Myint (I GTI,RIT) M76
  • Thant Sin (I GTI,RIT) M76
  • Saw Samuel (I GTI,RIT) M76
  • Mg Htike (Kalaw GTI,RIT) Mn76 GBNF
  • Sit Thein (Kalaw GTI,RIT) Mn76 GBNF
  • Than Aung (I GTI,RIT) M76
  • Mya San (M GTI,RIT) M76
  • Tin Win (I GTI,RIT) M76
  • Kyaw Myint (K GTI) Mn 76
  • Lay Nyunt (I GTI,RIT) C76
  • Myint Sein (M GTI,RIT) C76
  • Mg Thaung (M GTI,RIT) C76
  • Soe Tint (I GTI,RIT) C76
  • Aye Kyi (I GTI,RIT) EP77

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