OBEC launches online course to improve quality of teachers


BANGKOK, 9 June 2015 – The office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) is introducing an online course called ‘Teachers and Educational Personnel Enhancement (TEPE)’ with the aim of improving the quality of classroom instructions in schools nationwide.

According to the OBEC Secretary General, Kamol Rodklai, the online course, also known as ‘TEPE Online’, is among several urgent strategies OBEC is trying to achieve. The course has been developed by the Faculty of Education of Chulalongkorn University.

The TEPE Online provides online training for teachers, educational supervisors and school principals in various academic fields. Those completing the course will be able to apply for a teacher certificate or entitled to promotion. An exam will be held after the course is finished at the Primary Education Service Area Office in each province.

The TEPE Online will be tried for the first time beginning this month and is expected it to be fully functional in August. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be invited to chair the opening ceremony and present a teacher smart card to each of the course applicants.