Rangoon University

RU [15]


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 (e.g. “Fun with Learning”)

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).

General Honors (Options : Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)

Physics Honors

Saya Mehm Than Thoung was top in 1960 – 61.

Sayama Daw May Than Nwe was top in 1961 – 62. Her classmates include Sayama Daw Khin Swe Aye, Sayama Daw Khin Than Nwe, Saya Dr. Sein Tun and Robert Sein.

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 1962 – 63.

Mathematics Honors

Need info for 1960 – 61.

Saya Dr. Kyaw Thein was top in 1961 – 62.

Sayama Daw Myint Myint Khaing (daughter of Arzani Mahn Ba Khaing), Sayama Daw Kyi Kyi Aung, Saya Dr. Sein Win and U Oo Tha were from the final batch 1962 – 63.

Chemistry Honors

Need info for 1960 – 61.

Saya Dr. Soe Win was top in 1961 – 62.

Need info for 1962 – 63.

Sein YaDu (Diamond Jubilee in 1995)

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Aung Mon, Saya Dr. Soe Win, Sayama May Saw Lwin, Nyi Thet Lwin

At that time, the four family members were affiliated with different Universities and Institutes.

  • Saya Dr. Soe Win (YUFL)
  • Sayama Daw May Saw Lwin (Chemistry, RASU)
  • Ko Aung Mon (EC, YTU)
  • Ko Nyi Thet Lwin (IM 1)

At present, Saya and Sayama are retired. They will celebrate their Golden Jubilee soon. Ko Aung Mon did graduate studies in IT and works in Singapore. Ko Nyi Thet Lwin is a surgeon in UK.

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