Mayor launches ASEAN Education Center

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With the hoisting of the organization’s flag, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome launched the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Education Center, a project to bring Thai schools up to international standards.

The mayor, along with Pattaya School No. 4 Principal Somchai Khemkhaeng, raised the ASEAN banner over the Nongyai Temple School Dec. 23 as teachers and guests assembled for the presentations on Thailand’s preparations to join the ASEAN Community in 2015.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and other officials plant flags to officially open the new ASEAN study center at Pattaya School #4. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and other officials plant flags to officially open the new ASEAN study center at Pattaya School #4.

Education, Itthiphol said, plays a key role in the development of ASEAN countries and the education center is aimed at giving teachers, staff and students access to the organization’s standards and other information. It also serves as a forum for teachers, parents and others to exchange ideas on how to develop the full potential of children.

Thailand is preparing a conceptual framework for a national education plan built on ASEAN standards to develop quality education, increase education opportunities and promote educational services.

Pattaya School No. 4 used the occasion to highlight its own efforts, showcasing the school’s talent and programs on how students productivity use their free time, take responsibility for their work and focus on punctuality.