The construction of Mindat College is halfway finished, Chin State government spokesperson Soe Htet has announced.
“The main building and some of the other buildings are not completed. I think the college will open in late 2022,” Soe Htet told Khonumthung News, referring to buildings that will serve as accommodation for teachers and students.
The government started the construction of Mindat College during the 2018-2019 fiscal year, with a budget of 3 billion kyats (more than US$2.3 million).
The college will have the capacity to accept 100 first-year students. The hope is that local students will be able to attend the school so that they can study closer to home.
“Arts and Sciences will be offered at this college. In the past, local people had to go to other regions to attend university and college, so they had to spend a lot of money. Now there will be a college in Mindat, so it will be more convenient for students from Kanpetlet, Mindat, Matupi and Paletwa townships in southern Chin State to study at this college,” minister Soe Htet explained.
Hakha College was Chin State’s first college, opening in November 2016. It was upgraded to the title of the university on August 31 this year and claims to be one of the most comprehensive universities in the country.