BMA, Microsoft to arrange ‘Multipoint’ training program



The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Microsoft Thailand will organize ‘Microsoft Windows Multipoint’, a training program for teachers in Bangkok to enhance computer literacy among students.

According to Deputy Bangkok Governor, Taya Teepsuwan, the training program will be arranged as a part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the BMA and Microsoft Thailand for better computer education in schools under the BMA. The projects aim is to increase the potential in computer education and to reduce the educational gap among schools.

All 435 schools will send one teacher representative each to attend the training program. Ms Taya admitted that teacher development at present required the use of information technology in teaching materials and must be developed on a continuous basis. She continued to say that the BMA would try to foster all schools under the BMA to develop in both hardware and software. (NNT)

The 20,700 computers for the education project will be sent to all schools within the second semester of the 2009 academic year. She also expressed her confidence that the Multipoint program could make students happier and increase understanding in their lessons.