July 25, 2000 |
The military regime allowed the full resumption of higher education Monday, 3 1/2 years after closing down colleges and universities to stop anti-government demonstrations. About 400,000 high school graduates had been waiting their turns to begin university studies since the closures in December 1996. Neither the closures nor the reopening was officially announced. Nearly 60,000 first-, second- and third-year students in the arts and sciences began classes Monday.