University crackdown spawns a ‘lost generation’

The dormitories are empty, the once charming bungalows of professors overgrown with vines and weeds. Only grass grows where the student union building stood before soldiers obliterated it with dynamite. This is Yangon University, once one of Asia's finest, and a poignant symbol of an education system crippled by Burma’s half century of military rule, writes Denis D Gray for Associated Press.

Only graduate students are still allowed to study here. Fearful of student-led uprisings, the regime has periodically shut down this and other campuses and dispersed students to remote areas with few facilities. Now, as the nation also known as Myanmar opens its doors to the outside world, it is paying a heavy price. The crackdown on universities has spawned a lost generation.
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