Education and training

Higher education

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 ...

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 ...

Thais to sign education pact

Thailand’s newly appointed Education Minister, Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, is to visit Cambodia where he will sign an agreement on education cooperation. Mr. Teerakiat will pay an official visit to Phnom Penh on February 16 to enhance education cooperation in the region, Cambodia’s Education Ministry said.Keep reading ...

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 ...

Schools to subsidise textbooks in budget drive

The Education Ministry plans to change its policy, from giving away textbooks to students to lending them next academic year, to save money. At present, the ministry spends around five billion baht a year buying textbooks for eight million students at primary and secondary levels ...

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 ...

679 schools fail basic education test

At least 600 of more than 4,500 schools seeking to be included on a school standard enhancement programme provide poor education quality, according to the Office of the Basic Education Commission, which is introducing the scheme. A total of 679 schools do not meet the ...

Accidental explosion kills trainer, injures 26 students

A trainer was killed and 26 secondary school students suffered minor injuries in an explosion accident on January 24 morning during a military-tactics training drill at a secondary school in northern Oudomxay province, a police officer said. The tragedy happened as the trainer, Military First ...

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