Education and training

Education and training policy and administration

Myanmar: Sex education in schools sparks debate over morality

A new school textbook, which features a fictional same-sex couple and young students who find themselves attracted to the opposite sex, has sparked outrage in Myanmar. The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), Buddhist monks and conservative parents protested the distribution of the book, calling ...

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ASU creates network of young scientists in Southeast Asia

Arizona State University is preparing young scientists to improve environmental sustainability, health and economic development through social entrepreneurship. Last year, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering partnered with the U.S. Department of State to launch the Lower Mekong Initiative Young Scientist Program. The program’s overarching goal is to ...

Myanmar to receive first foreign coaching on communications via Singapore agency

As Myanmar’s growing economy creates opportunities for communications professionals in a wide range of industries, Rice Communications, a Singaporean public relations agency with presence in the nation, has planned to conduct a free training on PR and communications. Sonya Madeira, founder and managing partner of ...

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 ...

Costly education project debacle causes loss in public confidence

Many educational projects capitalized at trillions of dong have failed, but negative consequences have affected generations of students. The new general education programming became a hot topic of discussion on education forums after MOET opened the draft frame curriculum for public opinion some days ago. Many parents ...

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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