Southeast Asia education forum targets sustainable development

Education experts from 20 countries in Southeast Asia and around the world have gathered in Bangkok for the International Congress on Education for the 21st Century. The two-day event started on May 3 at the Berkeley Hotel Pratunam. Hosted by Thailand’s Education Ministry and the Southeast Asian ...

New education plan focuses on inspiring students

Education minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has pledged to make upcoming educational reforms relevant to children. “Without relevancy, the reform can’t be successful,” he said on April 20 at a press conference on the new national education plan, which is meant to run from 2017 to 2036. Teerakiat said ...

Government rethinks softer teacher entry rules

The Education Ministry has bowed to pressure from academics who have criticised its policy to allow graduates who do not hold a degree in education to enter the teacher recruitment process. Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said on March 28 the controversial policy would be adjusted by ...

Laos, Thailand step up education cooperation

Laos’ Ministry of Education and Sports will partner with Thailand’s Ministry of Education to increase cooperation in education with the aim of improving English teaching skills for Lao teachers. The plan was outlined on Monday when representatives of the two ministries met in Vientiane. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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