Education and training

Development and assistance for education

Poor, Rural Students in Laos Lack Tech to Learn From Home

COVID-19 has forced Laos to join countries around the world in closing schools and using online distance learning. But rural and urban poor students in the Southeast Asian country not only lack computers and access to the internet — some even live in homes without ...

Alterna Bank a Strong Supporter of the Mekong Business Challenge

Alterna Bank is proud to sponsor the 13th annual Mekong Business Challenge in Cambodia, bringing together the brightest university teams to showcase how their innovation can transform lives. The Challenge is a platform for developing youth talent and for launching businesses and social ventures that will profoundly ...

Education, defence top budget

The government’s Bt2.9-trillion budget for 2018 has massive spending of Bt575 billion for upgrading workers’ skills and education, plus related activities, while the Defence Ministry’s budget rises Bt8.8 billion to Bt222 billion. Under the 2018 Budget Bill, passed in its first reading by the National ...

NA session ends, calling for govt to pursue targets

The National Assembly’s Eighth Legislature ended its third ordinary session on May 18, calling for the government to work harder in the pursuit of development targets. In her closing remarks, NA President Ms Pany Yathotou said the 17-day session agreed on multiple points that the ...

Germany to provide over 61 billion kip for education development

The German government will provide grant aid of over 61 billion kip (EUR 6.8 million) to contribute to educational development in Laos, with a focus on vocational training. The funding will support vocational training courses and upgrade teaching and learning in Laos through the Ministry of ...

China gives $240m in aid

China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing. Mr Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed six deals on Tuesday after a one-hour meeting to discuss ties between the nations. In ...

Young inventors win with ‘Clean Boat’

Whiz Kids have come up with a number of clever inventions for water conservation at the Thailand Junior Water Prize 2017 contest. The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology has organised the annual competition since 2011 with the aim of encouraging young ...

Vietnam must not adopt 100% foreign curricula: professor

If Vietnam wants to apply foreign curricula, it can import textbooks in natural sciences and technology. However, the structure of educational systems around the world is quite different and developed countries change curricula every five to seven years, according to Professor Nguyen Minh Thuyet, chief ...

Southeast Asia education forum targets sustainable development

Education experts from 20 countries in Southeast Asia and around the world have gathered in Bangkok for the International Congress on Education for the 21st Century. The two-day event started on May 3 at the Berkeley Hotel Pratunam. Hosted by Thailand’s Education Ministry and the Southeast Asian ...

Free private high school for under-privileged

A free private high school will be opened in Taunggok township, Rakhine State during this academic year to cater to students who are poor and cannot afford the fees.​ Sayadaw Eindapala, who heads the school establishment, said, “We cannot pay much to the teachers as ...

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