Education Ministry assigned to improve Thais’ English proficiency

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has ordered the Education Ministry to come up with measures rapidly, to improve English proficiency among Thai people, students in particular, after Thailand’s very poor ranking…

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Is Thailand’s education system safe in the hands of Bhumjaithai Party?

With a retired policeman at the helm of the Education Ministry, teachers and educators can only hope that Thailand’s education sector does not decline further under the new government. “I…

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Thai students fear cruellest cut as Education Ministry leaves hairstyle rules up to schools 

Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong has scrapped her ministry’s rule on student hairstyles – a rule that youngsters have long complained about. However, her decision has been panned instead of praised…

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Education ministry takes steps to address teacher debt problem

The Ministry of Education has been working with teacher’s savings cooperatives and other officials across the country to resolve hefty debts, totalling about 1.4 trillion baht, incurred by about 900,000…

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Thailand’s schools told to self-assess for COVID-19 risks in managing classes

Thailand’s schools have been instructed to self-assess for COVID-19 risks in managing their classes, in the Ministry of Education’s latest announcement published yesterday (Monday) outlining some measures for schools across the…

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A student steps over social distancing markers as they wait in line to undergo temperature checks as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Weekly antigen COVID tests required by private schools in Thailand

Several parents have complained about the costs of weekly antigen COVID-19 tests being required by many private schools, even though they are not mandated by the country’s Education Ministry. The…

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Tough test ahead as Thailand mulls reopening schools

The second semester for most Thai students will start on November 1. But whether their classes are held online or onsite will depend on what schools and parents say. “We…

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Students wear face masks as they line up to attend classes in a school in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

As schools reopen, COVID-19 finds weak point in Thailand’s defences

The reopening of schools in most provinces on June 14 has spawned clusters of new COVID-19 infections on almost a daily basis. Thai PBS World takes a closer look at the factors…

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If education is good…

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow. If the infrastructure were good, other things can improve.” said Issadaorn kulsantao,…

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Education Ministry’s ‘haircut enforcer’ becomes unwitting target of students’ anger

Born into a poor farming family, Education Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Dr Veera Khaengkasikarn may have spoken from experience when he said “your parents pay when you wear long hair”,…

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Nataphol Teepsuwan, Education Minister, sits down in front of his ministry to meet protesting students and listens to their demands. (file photo)

Bad Student activists demand ouster of Thailand’s Education Minister

About 100 members of the Bad Student Movement rallied in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Education this afternoon (Friday) to demand the resignation of Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan, accusing him…

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PM warns protesters of COVID-19 danger after report of a locally-acquired case

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today warned protesting students to be mindful of the risk of COVID-19 infection at congested protest sites, citing a report of the first case, in…

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Public Health and Education ministries prepare to reopen schools on July 1st

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has been coordinating with the Education Ministry to make preparations for the reopening of schools nation-wide on July 1st, to ensure the safety of…

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Education Ministry to set example by banning two herbicides and one pesticide

The Ministry of Education will take the lead in banning the use of paraquat and glyphosate herbicides and chlorpyrifos pesticide in all 47 agricultural and fishery colleges under the ministry’s…

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Education Ministry to form DSI-style unit to fight graft 

The Education Ministry will set up its own version of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) tasked with investigating corruption allegations against education officials. In his opening address to provincial…

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GAT/PAT tests for pre-university students likely to be moved forward

The General Aptitude Test/Professional and Academic Aptitude Test (GAT/PAT tests) are likely to be moved forward for about a week to February 16-17 instead of February 24 which would coincide…

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