Education in Thailand

Thailand orders 1.2 million tablet computers for pupils

Children attend a training class at Watklang municipal school in Khon Kaen, Thailand's northern province. Photo: Xinhua

Thailand will pay US$110 million (HK$853 million) to two firms to supply 1.2 million tablet computers to schools across the country, the Education Ministry announced on Friday, awarding the tender for the next phase of a controversial schools policy.

Saturday, 29 June, 2013, 2:04pm

Union rails at fact half teachers with degrees get paid non-degree salaries

A teachers' union yesterday described as 'absurd' the fact that nearly all teachers in primary schools had degrees but almost half of them were paid the lower salaries of non-degree teachers and were required to do administrative work from which degree-linked posts were exempt.

31 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

On the Web: where to compare study options

Australia IDP Education Australia, an independent service owned by Australian universities, with information on 1,000-plus institutions, including schools, English-language colleges, universities and training institutes. Free counselling and application services. Tel 2827 6362

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

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IDP Education Australia

An independent service owned by Australian universities, with information on 1,000-plus institutions, including schools, English-language colleges, universities and training institutes. Free counselling and application services. Tel 2827 6362,

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Study finds big small benefits

Small schools with small classes create a learning environment that improves the interpersonal relationships between students and teachers, according to a Hong Kong Institute of Education study released this week.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Making school dollars work

The chief executive on Tuesday sat down with members of various education groups who were wondering - among other things - if the government could increase spending on schools. He told them that would be difficult, and that the sector would get more funding only as the city's economic pie got bigger.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Bar reset for primary-school learning

The Education Commission working group has developed a new means of moderating the varying standards of primary schools to replace the defunct Academic Aptitude Test.

It has proposed using the performance of students in the Pre-Secondary One Attainment Test taken in secondary schools to adjust the scores of individual primary students.

3 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Educational priorities

The results of the Certificate of Education Examination are due to be announced on Wednesday, when 127,600 candidates will learn how they have scored in the exam.

5 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Unpopular school aptitude test could go by next year

The Education Commission has agreed to scrap the 22-year-old Academic Aptitude Test and may bring in the new school allocation system next year instead of 2005.

28 Jun 2000 - 12:00am


Many schools have received a lot of money from the Government, so that they can buy computers and develop IT education facilities.

Some schools have even been able to get more IT funding by applying to the Quality Education Fund. However, I wonder how many schools are really able to make full use of the resources that are made available to them.

26 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Language question a matter of choice

Article 137 of the Basic Law says: 'Educational institutions of all kinds may retain their autonomy and enjoy academic freedom.' Does this autonomy include the choice of medium of teaching? In pushing its mother-tongue teaching plan through, the Government obviously does not think so, but the alumni of St Stephen's College clearly believe otherwise.

17 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Double standards over school class-size policy

I would like to highlight an apparent contradiction in the Government's policy on primary school class sizes.

In the 1996-97 school year, more than 390,000 of Hong Kong's 414,000 children in government and aided primary schools (representing 90 per cent of the primary school population) spent only a few hours a day in school.

4 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Teachers and principals used as scapegoats

Had the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Joseph Wong Wing-ping, been right in claiming that it is teachers who are responsible for the fall of language standards, our whole education system would have been a complete failure.

24 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

TV education plays major role

Ten years of correspondence education in China has played a role in promoting learning at all levels, an education official said.

During the past decade, China Education Television, the country's largest education-oriented station, broadcast more than 90,000 hours of programmes covering basic subjects, teacher training, higher education and farming techniques.

7 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

New course for teachers

THE Open Learning Institute is hoping to improve the quality of teaching standards in the territory's schools, by expanding its secondary education programme.

Applications open today for the first distance-taught Bachelor of Education (honours) programme in Secondary Education and a new Bachelor of Business Administration (honours) programme in banking and finance.

1 Jun 1995 - 12:00am