New Education Minister says Thai education system needs urgent revamp

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BANGKOK, 2 July 2013 The newly-appointed Education Minister has said the Thai education system needs a major revamp to enable Thai kids to compete with children in other countries as Asean Community is approaching in less than 3 years’ time. 

According to Mr Chaturon Chaisang, the newly appointed Education Minister, Thailand needs to revamp its education system to bring it on par with international standard. He said former Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana had handed over to him the policies and guidelines for the country’s new education system. He said those were good policies and he needed some time to go over them. He also affirmed that the ministry would adhere to its stance and policies even with a new leader, adding that everything would be the same as it was when Mr Phongthep was in office.

The new minister further revealed that he would hold talks with other executives regarding the ministry’s future plan and expected the result to be unveiled within this week.

Finally, he promised to work hard and vowed to eliminate corruption in his ministry, saying he would take serious legal actions against corrupt officials for the sake of the people and the country.