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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

PM welcomes Singapore volunteers

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Thursday received a courtesy visit by a group of almost 60 Singaporean students from various schools and universities who are contributing to educational development in Laos. The group was led by the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Laos ...

Push to increase education, training

A senior government official has urged the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to help children – both those who have never attended school as well as dropouts – get an education or receive training to improve their job prospects and income. The push was made ...

Monastic school teachers to get training

Thousands of teachers in Buddhist monastic schools are going to be trained on how to deal with children better. Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Affiliated High School principal Sayadaw U Nayaka said the teachers would receive training in child-centred teaching approach in the 2017-18 academic year. ...

Commission resolves to produce a competent workforce

The National Human Resource Development Commission is planning to build human resources in the fields of natural science and technology to advance socio-economic development and match regional and international standards. With the ever quickening pace of development in science and technology, the commission and its ...

Gov't revives plan to help needy pupils

The Education Ministry plans to revive the One Ditrict, One Scholarship project to offer international education to underprivileged-students with a solid academic record to help develop their communities. Newly-appointed deputy education minister Panadda Diskul said he would approve the fifth phase of the scholarship programme, ...

Vietnamese read one book a year: insider

Even though Vietnam’s publishing industry continues to grow, outperforming its digital counterpart, the national reading rate remains low, education insiders said at a seminar. In its last meeting of the year on December 18, The Sofa, a monthly book-themed discussion group held on Ho Chi ...

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