Education and training

Development and assistance for education

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 ...

Despite gains, development lags

Between the years of 1990 and 2015, Cambodia saw the region’s highest rate of improvement in the UN’s Human Development Index, a metric that tracks wellbeing, though the country’s overall score remains well below the average for countries in East Asia and the Pacific, a ...

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. ...

Lao language used inconsistently, incorrectly by media

The media is struggling to find the right terms for a number of words used in daily broadcasting and publication and is calling for the establishment of an official body to study and approve correct usage. Recognising the problem, Lao language experts, editors and reporters ...

Laos, UK continue cooperation in education development

The Ministry of Education and Sports will continue its cooperation with the UK government in furthering the development of the country’s education sector. During his visit to Laos, Mr John Virgoe, Head of the South East Asia Department the department responsible for UK government policy ...

Vietnam vows to have 35 percent of universities accredited by year-end

The Ministry of Education and Training has decided that 35 percent of total universities and 10 percent of pedagogical junior colleges in Vietnam must be accredited by the end of 2017. Vietnam has several accreditation centers which have just been put into operation. Under the plan ...

Student union plans a survey

Yangon University’s second student union, which was formed on March 1, is planning a survey to get the views of students on what they think of the rebuilding of the Student Union Building at campus. Union chair Ko Min Set Paing said the plan to ...

LEARN project to improve learning for 35,000 disadvantaged children

Dubai Cares, Plan International Laos and Save the Children Laos have officially launched the Lao Educational Access, Research and Networking (LEARN) project to improve learning for 35,000 disadvantaged children in Laos. The project national-level launch meeting took place last week and was co-chaired by Minister ...

Laos, Thailand step up education cooperation

Laos’ Ministry of Education and Sports will partner with Thailand’s Ministry of Education to increase cooperation in education with the aim of improving English teaching skills for Lao teachers. The plan was outlined on Monday when representatives of the two ministries met in Vientiane. The ...

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