Education and training

Development and assistance for education

Dropouts up as subsidy funding lags

The government’s free education programme needs to be revised to improve access to and the quality of basic education following an increase in dropouts among poor students, a seminar was told.Chaiyuth Punyasavatsut, lecturer at Thammasat University’s faculty of economics, told a forum held by the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Student Loan Fund to expand lending due to Covid-19 crisis

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) plans to increase its loan budget for academic year 2020 from Bt34 billion to Bt37 billion to help students and parents during the Covid-19 situation, and expects up to 650,000 borrowers.“The SLF has also adjusted the eligibility of borrowers from ...

The Nation Reporter

UNICEF’s Thai Children Donation Project: A Chance for Every Child in Thailand

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child; they have spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. In Thailand, their Thai children donation project aims to provide every child with a fair ...

Ministry gives relief to parents through discounted school supplies

The Commerce Ministry is offering discounts of up to 80 per cent on more than 1,605 school supplies until July 15 as relief to the parents of some 10.7 million students.Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Rattanachaweng said on Saturday (June 27) that Democrat Party leader and ...

The Nation Reporter

Student Fund targets Bt34 billion in new loans

The Student Loan Fund is targeting fresh loans of Bt34 billion to both new and previous students, although debt payments this year have tended to decrease from the expected Bt32 billion to around Bt20 billion, manager Chainarong Katchapanan said.More than Bt10 million has so far ...

The Nation Reporter

Post-Covid teachers wanted

The Education Ministry will offer jobs to 10,000 assistant teachers to man smaller classrooms post-Covid-19 lockdown as classes are to be split.Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said class sizes will be reduced for social distancing purposes. The pre-pandemic ratio was 20 students per teacher.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Education fund approves Bt2 billion to help poor students

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF) has allocated a Bt2.04- billion budget to relieve the burden of poor students whose parents have been impacted financially by the Covid-19 crisis, EEF president Dr Prasarn Trairat-vorakul revealed.The money will be used as remedial measures, with 750,000 students — ...

The Nation Reporter

Student loans boost as crisis bites

More parents will be allowed to seek loans from the Finance Ministry’s Student Loan Fund (SLF) as it boosts loan finance and eligibility criteria following the impact of Covid-19 on household incomes.Some funding criteria will be adjusted to cover more borrowers and each student will ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rural students to get digital boost with “e-School”

College students in rural areas of Thailand will soon get a boost in the quality of their education: Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) in Chiang Rai has developed an e-School system for the administration of education in rural areas with a 7 million baht grant ...

Greeley Pulitzer

Ease terms for student loans: panel

Conditions for state-funded student loans should be made friendlier for borrowers, including allowing them to be self-guarantors, suggested the House panel studying the issue.Phetchompoo Kiturana, committee spokeswoman, said the panel made the proposal after meeting Chai­narong Katchapanan, the Student Loan Fund (SLF) manager, on Thursday ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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