Historical high school awarded heritage status by YHT

One of the prominent high schools of Yangon, B.E.H.S (1) Dagon, received Yangon Heritage Trust’s Blue Plaque on 21 January 2018. Photo: Yangon Heritage Trust

The over a century-old Basic Education High School (BEHS) No.-1, Dagon in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon has been awarded a blue plaque to be marked as an ever-memorial heritage building by the Yangon Heritage Trust, Xinhua reproted quoting education authorities.

The historical school is known as having nurtured numerous well-known state leaders including President U Htin Kyaw and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as other noted scholars, intellectuals, entrepreneurs and artists.

The basic education high school, formerly an all-girls Methodist School and first opened in 1882, was built in Victorian architectural style but it was closed for six years following the World War II.

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