The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Education Minister in Phuket to inspect schools

Education Minister in Phuket to inspect schools

PHUKET: The Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan was in Phuket yesterday (Nov 23) to inspect a number of small schools in Thalang as part of a pilot project that aims to improve education standards.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 24 November 2020, 05:42PM

Also present to join the inspection were the Secretary General of Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) PhD Amporn Pinasa, Deputy Secretary-General Thanu Wongjinda, and other officials.

The delegation visited Ban Mai Khao, Tha Chatchai, Hongyok Bamrung, Ban Khor En, Ban Mak Prok, and Ban Laem Sai schools.

Mr Nataphol also chaired a meeting with Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and other education related officers at the Royal Phuket City Hotel in order to hear the opinions of local officers about the readiness for educational institutional development.

Mr Nataphol pointed out that the three ways to develop small schools are either to combine them into one school, to approve more budget to develop the quality of the schools, or to develop a selected school to be the main quality school in each area.

He further explained that the quality of education is an important part in the development of the country and that every school needs to be developed to meet national standards in order to provide a good education for children.

Phuket Property

“At this moment, I have to admit that we have not been able to give a good basic education for our youth,” Mr Nataphol said.

“We choose Phuket to be the pilot province for our development plans because there are a small number of schools under the OBEC in the island,” he added.

“We have to improve our curriculum quickly and as a priority in terms of both academic knowledge and working or living skills. The main problem with our education system is that we have taught them to remember but not necessarily to enable them to apply the knowledge.

“Developing all teachers and students to meet the same standard is quite challenging and not easy to do, so it is important I hear local officers’ opinions to adjust our plan.

“The COVID-19 crisis presents a good opportunity for us to develop our education system. To accomplish our plan it may take another 2-3 years after this,” he concluded.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Kurt | 25 November 2020 - 10:39:49

" I admit we not able giving a good BASIC education for our youth". Question: With help of who this Minister wants to meet first the (low) National Standard? It will not happen with the present ' outdated thinking' thai teachers. Teachers have to be re-educated first.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Tourism fee to help insure foreigners visiting the kingdom

Nothing else than another attempt to scam tourists. LOS as we know it....(Read More)

Australian women business leaders receive Australian Consul support

All good Mathew, however, we'll all never forget how Julia Gillard & the 4 x Over The Legal ...(Read More)

Thailand Yacht Show 2021 postponed

The Thai Customs Department are not the Phuket Marine Department. Where are you going to find all th...(Read More)

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

God Bless Donald Trump. Now the USA has got an idiot career politician running the country who wan...(Read More)

Two men injured as pickup slams into power pole on Phuket highway

How about some actual consequences for reckless driving. Too many people drive like maniacs, blame i...(Read More)

Phuket quarantine guests allowed to roam hotel areas

this is not a Chinese diesease. Italy found the covid thing ealier....(Read More)

Prime Minister to weigh in on legalising gambling

"The panel is headed by... a former member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission". So...(Read More)

Prime Minister to weigh in on legalising gambling

Yup, Thai owned and run. Just like all the casino's just over the border in Laos, Cambodia and B...(Read More)

Phuket officials put illegal dumping on the agenda

Oh yes! A while ago Phuket Officialdom put sanitation/clean up of Minivan /taxi mafia on their '...(Read More)