Thai students plunge in Pisa test rankings

The 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) shows sharp falls in maths, sciences and reading scores for students in Thailand. Thai students are underperforming their peers in several Asian countries as their scores were below the international average in all three subjects. Pisa, which ...

Talented graduates in Da Nang don’t want to work for state agencies

While many university trainees refuse to return to Da Nang after finishing courses overseas, others have returned as promised, but then expect to leave again. Under Project 922 initiated by the Da Nang authorities 10 years ago, excellent researchers and university lecturers are sent to overseas ...

Japan supports gender education in Bokeo

The Japanese government has provided grant assistance of more than US$450,381 to build secondary school facilities and support gender education in Bokeo province. A signing ceremony for a grant contract for the project took place on December 1 between the Ambassador of Japan to Laos, ...

Officials talk education, reconciliation on National Day

The National League for Democracy’s patron championed the importance of education while acknowledging that some are eager for more rapid improvements to the system at a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of National Day at the party’s headquarters on November 24. “In this era, there are ...

Cabinet approves five decrees to boost economy, improve administration

The government cabinet has approved five new and amended draft prime ministerial decrees to boost socio-economic development and improve administration. They are the draft Decree on Government Bond, Decree on Tourism Fund, Decree on Technical Positions of Civil Servants, amended draft Decree on Private Education Institute ...

Xayaboury vocational school initiates solar power engineering course

A solar power system engineering class is being trialled at Xayaboury Technical and Vocational School with a view to it becoming a regular subject, according to a press release from the Energy and Climate Policy Institute. The Director of the province’s statistics planning division education ...

Parents rethink children’s US studies after Trump elected new president

Vietnamese parents are worried about sending their children to the US to study because of US President-elect Trump’s attitudes toward immigration. Tran Hoang Hoa, a parent in Hanoi, said she and her husband have reconsidered their plan to send the daughter to the US for university. “We ...

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