CUPT set to propose education reform plans to NCPO


BANGKOK, 5 June 2014  – The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) is set to propose long-term and short-term education reforms to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). 

The council said after a meeting that one of the changes should include equal access to education for all Thai children. More courses on social responsibility and ethics should also become part of the existing curriculum.

The council elaborated that the short-term goal would be speeding up the review of education-related bills while in the long run, technology-assisted teaching is slated to be proposed to the NCPO.

The CUPT earlier stated that the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) should be upgraded into a ministry as the work scope of the Education Ministry is wide-ranging. The idea will be part of the reform proposal forwarded to the NCPO.

Reforms, including those in relation to economy and energy, are high on the agenda of the NCPO.