Social development

Education and training

Education in Mekong below State standards

The Mekong Delta produces most of Vietnam’s agricultural exports and contributes roughly 20 per cent to the country’s GDP, but its education level and quality remains below national standards. At a conference held on 25 September chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at Can Tho ...

Tourism ministry to build vocational schools

The government plans to build two vocational training centers in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville in an effort to strengthen the competitiveness of the tourism sector in Cambodia, the minister of tourism said on 21 September. Keep reading ...

UK academic held at Thai airport

A UK academic has spent the last four days in detention at an airport in Thailand over a dispute arising from a UN report he wrote nine years ago. Agricultural consultant Wyn Ellis was stopped at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and told he had been reported as ...

School fee limits set for new academic year

In the wake of complaints by students’ parents about the annual increases in tuition fees, the Vientiane Education and Sports Department has set a cap on fee increases.  The department has set a limit for both state and private schools in Vientiane, from kindergarten to secondary ...

Thailand preparing students for the new business environment

Thailand has been transitioning to a service-based economy, which accounts for just over half of GDP, and universities are being urged to enhance the capacity of new graduates to meet changing market demand.  Bangkok University has noted this changing trend and is grooming students to serve ...

Teaching Vietnamese in Laos, students foster national friendship

A group of students from central Vietnam have joined hands to teach Vietnamese in the neighboring country of Laos and helped cement the friendship between the two nations. The course in Laos’ Xiangkhouang Province is part of the summer volunteer activities of an international volunteer team ...

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 ...

Vietnam sponsors educational, cultural centres in Laos

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s financial gifts were handed over to authorities in the Lao provinces of Luang Prabang and Houaphanh to build cultural and educational facilities. Keep reading ...

Laos National Assembly debates education law amendment

Government policy regarding compulsory education, foreign language teaching in primary schools, rights and obligations of teachers and students were highlights at the National Assembly (NA) debate on the amendment to the Law on Education. The assembly took a half day yesterday to debate the latest draft ...

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