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  • Tom 8:50 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , computer, education, , hardware, Microsoft, Microsoft Thailand, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Multipoint, Multipoint, , , , teachers, ,   

    BMA, Microsoft to arrange ‘Multipoint’ training program 


    Microsoft: commons.wikimedia.org

    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. (More …)

  • Tom 1:57 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , education, habits, , , , , , , , , , , , , World Heritage Committee   

    Mongolia and Pakistan to vote for Thailand as a member of the World Heritage Committee 



    Mongolia and Pakistan agrees to vote for Thailand as a member of the World Heritage Committee in the upcoming election on 23 October at the 35th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris.

    Minister of Education, Jurin Laksanawisit reveals after discussing with his Pakistani counterpart, Mr. Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, and the Mongolian Minister of education, Mr. Yondon Otgonbayar, during the UNESCO Annual General Conference in Paris that Pakistan was interested in the success of Thailand’s education policy as 90% of Thai citizens were literate compared to the 50% literacy in Pakistan. (More …)

  • Tom 8:51 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Andrew Albert Christian Edward, BACC, , , , , Duke of York, education, Prince, Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, the Duke of York   

    Duke of York to visit “Transforming Public Spaces” exhibition at BACC 

    The Duke of York plans to visit “Transforming Public Spaces” exhibition at Bangkok (See Bangkok Hotels) Art and Cultural Center (BACC) on 9 October 2009.

    Deputy BMA Governor Taya Teepsuwan reveals that, on an occasion of his visit as a royal guest, Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, the Duke of York, will pay a visit to BACC to see “Transforming Public Spaces” exhibition whose objective is to build a new mindset and realization of the importance of contemporary art in public spaces transformation. The exhibition is co-hosted by the British Embassy in Bangkok (See Bangkok Hotels) , British Council, Thai-UK Collaborative Organization or Culture and Education, and BACC, and will be held at BACC 1st floor lobby during 7 – 18 October. (More …)

  • Tom 8:24 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: AsiaThailand, , , DEP, education, , , , , , , , , , , , , survey,   

    DEP pushes international education to the next level 

    The Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce, is pushing Thailand to be Asia’s hub of international education services by hosting the Thailand International Education Exhibition.

    “Asia’s hub of International Education”, is the theme of this year’s Thailand International Education Exhibition (TIEE 2009) and it is Thailand’s aim for the future as the government aims for the nation’s education to be the best in the region. (More …)

  • Tom 5:17 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , education, , , paper, paper airplane, , school, stateless, , Thai citizenship, , , , workers   

    Stateless boy authorized to travel to Japan for origami paper airplane contest 

    Mong Thongdee who ranked top of the paper airplane competition in Thailand

    Mong Thongdee who ranked top of the paper airplane competition in Thailand

    A 12 year old stateless boy, Mong Thongdee, from the northern province of Chiang Rai has received a document from the Foreign Ministry for traveling to Japan to take part in a paper airplane competition.

    Ms Madurapochana Ittarong, Deputy Director-General of the Consular Affairs, has granted the traveling document to the stateless boy as requested by the Interior Ministry to authorize the boy to represent Thailand in the origami paper airplane contest in Chiba, Japan, next month. She said the boy was required to return to Thailand within 3 months upon departure. (More …)

  • Tom 8:52 pm on September 2, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: education, , hotel industry, job, jobless, , , , , , work, worked, working   

    Thammasat U lecturer 37.9% of elderly people still work 

    Thammasat University

    Thammasat University

    Lecturer of the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University Asst.Prof.Dr.Nongnuch Soontornwetchakarn revealed that a survey on the working status of the Thai population in 2008 found that 37.9% of people who were 60 years and older, still worked.

    Meanwhile 77% of senior people, who had not worked already, did not want to work or could not work, while the rest were jobless and looking for a job. (More …)

  • Tom 7:09 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , education, , , , researches, , Thai universities, , top ranking, universities, ,   

    Jurin earnest to upgrade Thai universities to world’s top ranking 

    Thai universities

    Education Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has planned to propel more Thai universities to be enlisted in the World’s Top 500 Universities and to provide 12 billion baht for driving forward the National Research University Project.

    Mr Jurin yesterday chaired an MOU signing ceremony between the Office of the Higher Education Commission and the rectors of 9 universities that had been selected as the National Research Universities. During his speech in the ceremony, he encouraged the university heads and the people working in the academic field to help develop the educational quality of the country. (More …)

  • Tom 9:23 am on August 24, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , education, , foreign culture, gambling, , Korean culture, , sex, , , Thai teenager, Thai teenagers,   

    Thai teenagers addicted to sex, gambling, and mobile phone 

    Thai teenagers at nightclub in Bangkok.

    Thai teenagers at nightclub in Bangkok.

    Culture Minister, Teera Slukpetch, states that Thai teenagers were addicted to mobile phones, gambling, sex, and fashion without interest in morality, art and culture, and the sufficiency of the economy.

    Mr Teera said during the special seminar on art and culture toward educational management that, the core value of Thai teenagers and children had extremely changed over the past few years due to their addiction of mobile phones, gambling, sex-related issues, and fashion, causing them to have an unethical mind, ignoring art and culture. He further added that the society is full of voluptuousness, extravagance, and materialistic minds, resulting in the lack of self reliance among the new generation people. (More …)

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