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Vietnamese spend $3 billion a year to study abroad: report

More than 110,000 students are studying in 47 countries around the world, spending an estimated $3 billion a year, local media reported.   The figures were released by an education and training working group of the Vietnam Business Forum at its year-end session in Hanoi on 1 ...

Lecturers tell NCPO: Stop threats to academics and students

A group of lecturers on 23 November called on the junta to stop threatening academics and students expressing political views. The group, gathered under the network of lecturers concerned for detained students, submitted a letter to chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Prayut ...

Thailand's 'train-the-trainer' English course kicks off in March

Thailand’s Education Ministry plans to kick off its six-week “train-the-trainer” programme for the first group of 500 Thai teachers to teach English in state-run schools in March next year. Deputy Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, who oversees the programme, said on 17 November the teachers will be trained ...

Lao PM calls for urgent job skill training

Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has asked the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to take urgent action to set up a labour database to facilitate skills development in line with market needs. The prime minister made the comment at the ministry’s 2015 national meeting, which ended ...

Lao students encouraged to apply for European scholarships

The National University of Laos, in cooperation with the French, German and UK embassies in Vientiane, has laid out higher education opportunities in the EU to university faculty members and students. A talk titled “Study in Europe” was delivered at the university, and was attended by ...

Thailand's English skills lagging, says training company

According English First’s latest English proficiency index, Thailand is far behind many of its neighbours and most of the world. The index, however, is not without critics. By far the most highly read story on the Bangkok Post website yesterday was about the release of the Education ...

Vietnam training classes lacking students

As of August, only 15,000 of the 330,000 people eligible for unemployment allowances had enrolled in vocational training programmes, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The unemployed will receive a maximum monthly vocational training allowance of VND1 million (nearly US$45) per person ...

UK backs STEM push in Cambodia

Young Cambodians will be urged to consider a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), through a joint initiative launched on 27 October by the Ministry of Education, the British Embassy and the international employment and training organisation IDP Education. Keep reading ...

Four universities to accept over 8,100 students

More than 8,100 students will be accepted to study at four state universities in Laos this academic year under the quota set by the Ministry of Education and Sports. Some 52,491 students around the country passed their final school exams out of the 52,756 pupils who ...

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