Government succeeds in solving teacher shortages in small schools

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BANGKOK, 19 July 2015 – The government has boasted of its success in solving teacher shortages in small schools with its satellite education program.

According to the government, its satellite teacher program has reached more than 15,000 schools across the country, giving children in remote areas more education opportunities. The latest survey indicates that assessment scores of primary and secondary students in most schools have markedly improved.

The government’s policy aimed at promoting vocational education also shows signs of success. The number of vocational school applicants has jumped by 26 percent this year, while those studying for high vocational certificates has risen by 8.48 percent.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has instructed related agencies to expedite their education reform, so that the country can achieve a quality and sustainable education system.