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Switzerland supports agriculture and forest college reform in Laos

The Swiss government has provided US$4.2 million for the third phase of the Support to the Reform of the Agriculture and Forestry Colleges project in Laos.​ The overall goal of SURAFCO is to strengthen the quality and practical teaching in all five Agriculture and Forestry ...

200,000 unemployed university grads still at acceptable level: educators

The number of university graduates who are jobless must not discourage students from pursuing higher education, Nguyen Thi Kim Phung, director of the University Education Department, has said. Phung said Vietnam has 90 million people and 60 million workers. A report from MOLISA said that ...

Universities lag behind as schools expand training, lower standards

In order to increase revenue, universities are expanding their training scale, receiving as many students as possible and lowering requirements on students. Hoang Ngoc Vinh, in an article on Nguoi Lao Dong, commented that schools have lowered requirements on admission, are easier in student assessment and ...

Ohec upgrade into full ministry mulled

The Education Ministry wants to upgrade its Office of Higher Education Commission into a ministry to lift university standards. The goal is to turn Thai universities into research and innovation drivers, and highly skilled and qualified workforce providers, in line with the 20-year national strategy and ...

Vietnamese student achievements rank in top 20: OECD survey

Vietnam ranks 19th among 20 countries which have students gaining the best achievements in the latest OECD rankings. The Independent, in its article titled ‘The best countries in the world to get an education’ published on December 8, 2016, named 20 of the best performing countries ...

Savannakhet University set to become first model uni in Laos

Savannakhet University is set to become the first model university on business administration and economic studies in Laos, an initiative it is now developing and intends to reach the goal by 2020. President of Savannakhet University, Assoc Prof. Dr Bounpong Keorodom told a media team ...

Govt launches '20-year strategic education plan'

The Education Ministry is launching the “20-year Strategic Education Plan” as it works towards its vision to revamp the education system and bring educational standards on a par with those of developed countries. The plan will be in line with the government’s 20-year national strategy, which ...

PM wants ethics test for students

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Education Ministry to add a moral and ethical sense test at all education levels and require students to write one page of Thai history. These steps would ensure they are aware of their social duties and responsibilities, and ...

Statistics indicate big problems in university education

MOLISA estimates that about 200,000 university graduates are jobless, and that the figure will not increase sharply in upcoming years but will stay the same. The Q2 Labor Bulletin released by MOLISA showed that 1.088 million people at working age had stayed unemployed by that time, an ...

200,000 university graduates are jobless; who is to blame?

Educators argue that it is unreasonable to blame the education sector for the high number of unemployed university graduates.“This is a misconception. Vietnam now runs a market economy and you must not expect  the number of university graduates to be exactly equal to the number ...

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