The Education Ministry on Monday announced plans to improve the standard of Thai education with a focus on developing a platform called “Thailand Education Eco-System” to ensure students are well-prepared for the 21st century.
Nataphol Teepsuwan, Minister of Education, said that in the past year he visited various schools and institutions across the country to receive feedback and opinions about issues concerning the education system. Through this approach, a plan was structured to “unlock, change and widen” education to ensure human capital is strengthened for Thailand’s future.
“The 21st century has presented itself as an era where growth in knowledge is rapidly changing at an exponential rate. Consequently, the global supply of skilled labour becomes more competitive to meet new expectations. Hence, the need for individuals to become adaptive in a fast-paced environment becomes critical. The problem is straightforward, Thai education has yet to move much at all,” he said.
Mr Nataphol said as the leader of education, the ministry will become an enabler by building an education system that answers the demands of a competitive labour force.
“Thai education must shift in a way where students depart from their ‘fixed mindset’ of the past and begin to incorporate a ‘growth mindset’ in their daily lives. This is what the Education Eco-System strives to achieve. This is the modern Ministry of Education that I plan to establish.” the minister said.
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