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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gov't revives plan to help needy pupils

The Education Ministry plans to revive the One Ditrict, One Scholarship project to offer international education to underprivileged-students with a solid academic record to help develop their communities. Newly-appointed deputy education minister Panadda Diskul said he would approve the fifth phase of the scholarship programme, ...

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