Outstanding Teacher Awards given to 76,000 teachers nationwide


BANGKOK, 14 January 2013  76,000 teachers nationwide have been awarded outstanding teachers on the occasion of the upcoming Thailand’s National Teacher’s Day.

As January 16th marks Thailand’s National Teacher’s Day, 76,000 teachers have been chosen to receive awards for their being good role models. The awards, aimed at boosting the teachers’ morale and showing appreciation for their hard work over the years, were given by Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana during the ceremony held on January 13-14.

According to the education minister said the government has a policy to support and enhance Thailand’s educational system, so that Thai students will be able to compete with their counterparts in this region. Despite the fact that the Thai government has spent a lot more money than any other country in this region on the country’s educational system, the country is still lagging behind many other nations. A reform is sorely needed in the Thai educational system with the main focus on encouraging students to think and analyse instead of on rote learning, said the Minister.