Thai education system

  • Education

    Understanding the Thai higher education system

    As the number of students looking for advanced learning opportunities continues to rise, the meaning of “higher education” has also begun to diversify. Across the globe, higher education generally implies studies pursued after secondary school, but the approach varies from country to country. Focusing on Thailand higher education system, it’s evident that it embodies a unique blend of tradition and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai students’ performance dips in PISA rankings, calls for educational reform

    Fifteen year old Thai students faced a significant setback in their performance in maths, science, and reading, according to the recent rankings by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which conducted the assessment, revealed that these students scored 394 in maths, a sharp fall from 419 in the previous year. A similar…

  • Thailand News

    TCAS round 3 fees waived by Thai government for higher education boost

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul announced that the TCAS Round 3 testing fees will be waived to alleviate the financial burden on students and parents. This initiative provides an opportunity for all Thai students to pursue higher education. During a policy presentation and inspection at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI),…

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    Thailand’s underprivileged children gain new opportunities as schools gain royal patronage

    In a significant move to boost educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Thailand, nine schools yesterday were inducted under royal patronage, observed Education Minister, Trinuch Thienthon. Trinuch on Monday, officiated an announcement concerning a significant change in the identities of these schools following their adoption by the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation under Royal Patronage. The educational establishments, originally known as Sueksa Songkhro…

  • Thailand News

    All children in Thailand should have education, regardless of nationality, says official

    Tri-nut Thiengthong, Thailand’s Minister of Education, has emphasised the right of all children living in Thailand to receive an education regardless of their nationality. This was in response to the recent influx of 124 undocumented children at Thai Rat Witthaya 6 (Ratchamongkol) School in Ang Thong province. The Ministry of Education is working closely with local organisations to ensure the necessary…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand’s Prayut urges schools to follow Covid-19 measures

    Ahead of the upcoming new school semester, Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday called on schools to follow so-called ‘6-6-7’ safety measures for Covid-19. The first six measures of the plan include well known precautions such as social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and temperature checks. The next six measures include school check-in and check-out, surveys and examinations, and self-quarantine. The…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Thailand welcomes first batch of tourists from Test & Go makeover

    A man arriving from Guinea allegedly ingested 54 packs of cocaine, weighing just over a kilogram, trying to smuggle the drugs into Thailand. The Customs Department says the man underwent an X-ray which showed he had the drugs inside his body. The 44 year old suspect travelled from Nigeria to Ethiopia and arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on March 5.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Kids aged 3-5 in one Northeastern school get exam points deducted if they cry

    Kids aged three to five years old taking an entrance exam to one preschool in Maha Sarakham, a Northeastern province, get three points deducted from the exam if they cry during it. The school’s director told Thai PBS the policy was created to make sure the exam was fair because when some children cried, it distracted other children. The director…

  • Thailand News

    Ministry of Education seeks 21.6 billion education subsidy

    Tomorrow, Thailand’s Ministry of Education will submit a proposal to Cabinet for approval of a 21.6 billion baht to subsidise education costs. The figure comes from 2,000 baht a student in elementary/vocations education systems. The education subsidy is to help reduce the financial strain on parents that have developed as a result of Covid. The proposal came up yesterday in…

  • Thailand News

    Education Ministry to reduce classroom time as part of “system upgrade”

    Thailand’s Education Ministry says it plans to reduce the amount of time students have to spend in the classroom, in favour of more personal learning time. The initiative is part of a wider upgrade to the country’s education system and is expected to be implemented next year. 2020 has been a year of student-led protests, with Thailand’s youth railing against…

  • Thailand News

    Report highlights glaring disparity among school-age children in Thailand

    A report carried out by the National Statistical Office in collaboration with UNICEF has highlighted the significant inequality between children of school-going age in Thailand. Nation Thailand reports that, while students rallied outside the Education Ministry in Bangkok earlier this week, calling for reforms that include an end to strict uniform requirements, the biggest hurdle they face continues to be…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Protester slammed for dressing as schoolgirl to highlight sexual harassment in Thai schools

    2 government MPs have criticised a member of the “Bad Students” protest movement after she dressed as a schoolgirl to highlight sexual harassment in Thai schools. In an online protest, the activist donned a school uniform and held up a sign condemning sexual harassment in the Thai education system. Nation Thailand reports that while her actions have generally been supported…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Education ministry says curriculum revamp will promote analytical thinking over rote learning

    As anti-government sentiment among Thailand’s student population shows no sign of abating, the Education Ministry says it plans to overhaul the Basic Education Core Curriculum to provide students with a better understanding of political developments in the Kingdom between 1932 and 1957. Supat Chumpathong says the new curriculum will also place more of a focus on analytical thinking, instead of…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Khon Kaen school director accused of sexually abusing students

    5 students in the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen are accusing the director of Ban Thung Mon School, in the district of Ban Phai, of sexual abuse. The girls have filed an official police complaint, with the assistance of Pawanamporn Thaewnon-ngiew, a teacher at the school. The Bangkok Post reports she accompanied them to the police station after they confided…