Thailand’s Education Ministry Will Now Include Sex Education on Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet)

“Thailand’s teenage pregnancy rate is the highest in Southeast Asia after neighboring Laos, according to the Bureau of Reproductive Health at the Thai Public Health Ministry.

Thailand’s Education Ministry Will Now Include Sex Education on Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet)

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Education Ministry will now include a test on sex education and life skills in the Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet) from this year forward as a part of efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. “We will soon inform all students about this decision via their schools,” Deputy Prime Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya […]

Report Released from the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Chiang Rai

Harm reduction practices and interventions are emerging in the region but need to scale up, in order to reach more people.

Report Released from the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – In December 2017, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), in collaboration with the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF), jointly […]

Thailand’s Ministry of Education to Set Up Ministry for Research and Higher Education

The National Science and Technology Development Agency, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency will all be under the new ministry’s umbrella.

Thailand’s Ministry of Education to Set Up Ministry for Research and Higher Education

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s  Ministry of Education (MoE) highlighted the plans of merging the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) with the Office of Higher Education (OHEC) to form the new Research and Higher Education Ministry. The merging of the current MOST with the OHEC, to form the new Research and Higher Education Ministry, is […]

Thailand’s Education Minister Say’s Universities Suffering from ‘Complacency’

“I think it is complacency in the governance system. At the moment…the governance system is so bad that there are quite a few acting presidents.”

Thailand’s Education Minister Say’s Universities Suffering from ‘Complacency’

  BANGKOK – Academics in Thailand are “fed up” with the country’s higher education system because of “complacency” in the way that universities are being governed, Thailand’s education minister has told (THE) Times Higher Education. Education Minister, H.E., Dr.Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said that leadership and governance was a major challenge facing the country’s institutions and reforms […]

Parents in Thailand Urged to Get More Involved in the Education of their Children

“Parents, can bolster a child’s learning by as much as 40 per cent.”

Parents in Thailand Urged to Get More Involved in the Education of their Children

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Education Partnership (TEP) has recommended that schools should help educate parents about child-raising, child development and the proper support for children’s learning. Thailand Development Research Institute president Dr Somkiat Tangkitvanich said.“Parents should be educated about the significance of their role and how to play it ” “Parents, after all, can bolster […]

It’s Back to School for Thailand’s Elderly

"I really like going to school. I gained knowledge and it's really fun. I have a lot of friends, know a lot more people," said Seangnual. "I feel lonely whenever I don't go to school, I want to go back and meet my friends. I miss the classroom."

It’s Back to School for Thailand’s Elderly

  AYUTTHAYA – Wearing crisp red-and-white uniforms, a group of 60-year-olds pile into a bus, smiling broadly as they make their way to a school in Ayutthaya, a province in Thailand. For this group, and others across the country, going back to school offers a way to fight loneliness at a time when changing demographics […]

As New School Semester Approaches, Vendors Asked to Freeze Prices of School Uniforms

As New School Semester Approaches, Vendors Asked to Freeze Prices of School Uniforms

CHIANG RAI – As the new school semester approaches, the Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has urged vendors to freeze the prices of school uniforms, despite the recent request from entrepreneurs to jack up the prices by three to five percents. According to DIT Director-General Boonyarit Kalayanamit, at least one school uniform manufacturer cited the […]

Thai Students Score Less Than 50 Percent on National Education Test

Thai Students Score Less Than 50 Percent on National Education Test

CHIANG RAI – Mr Samphan Panpruek, director of The National Institute of Educational Testing Service reported yesterday that Mathayom 6 students have scored less than 50 out of 100 marks by average for all subjects in ONET (Ordinary National Education Test) examination for 2017 educational year. The average scores for each subject is as follows: […]

Thailand’s Early Childhood Bill Set to Outlaw Exams for Children

Thailand’s Early Childhood Bill Set to Outlaw Exams for Children

BANGKOK – If the Early Childhood Bill sails through the National Legislative Assembly this year, young children up until the age of eight will be able to say goodbye to exams. “We hope it will be legislated in time for use in the 2019 academic year,” Associate Professor Daranee Utairatanakit, a member of the Independent […]

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