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Education offers tough lessons in 2016

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  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Education offers tough lessons in 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, the Bangkok Post takes a look at the top five education stories of the year.

    1 Thai dentist loan default

    Back in February, the story of former dentistry lecturer Dolrudee Jumlongras who breached her government scholarship contract and left the burden of paying off the debt to her guarantors sparked widespread outrage.

    Her tuition was funded by her alma mater, Mahidol University, ........................................

    2 High-tech student cheats

    In May, academic circles were shaken by media reports of three medical school applicants at Rangsit University (RSU) being caught in a high-tech exam cheating scam involving "spy" glasses and tutors sending coded correct answers via smartwatches.

    The RSU cancelled the entrance exams ...........................................

    3 Entrance exam revamp

    In June, the Education Ministry announced a plan to launch a new central entrance exam for universities, known as "Entrance 4.0", largely to address complaints of unfair advantage voiced by many applicants.

    Under the plan, the current admission system will be replaced with a central entrance exam in the 2018 academic year.

    The landmark decision ..........................................................

    4 Uni councils in strife

    In July, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked his sweeping powers of Section 44 under the interim constitution to tackle chronic problems in the tertiary education sector.

    Any university experiencing internal conflict with its governing council, a lack of good governance, or offering programmes without proper permission from the authorities may be subject to intervention by the Education Ministry.

    Under the order, the education minister ...................................

    5 Pisa rankings plummet

    The 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) released earlier this month showed a sharp fall in maths, sciences and reading scores for Thai students.

    Thai students were outperformed by their peers from several Asian countries as their scores were below the international average in all three core subjects.

    Pisa, which is funded by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), .....................................

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  2. stfranalum

    stfranalum Well-Known Member

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    this is actually positive news for thai education, considering the morass that is business as usual- aka- the norms that never get questioned. the fact that some things do get called out as not good, is a step forward.

    ...and now, to the issue of face, free speech, and creativity.... "nothing to see here!"

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