THAILAND: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced a new education reform program to equip graduates with the knowledge and work skills for the country’s evolving labour market.
This comes in line with the country’s long-term national development strategies, he said.
Dubbed the “Higher Education Sandbox”, the project is part of the government's “peopleware” campaign that seeks to ensure the success of "Thailand 4.0", a development phase of enhanced technology and innovation.
The prime minister noted that the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation will spearhead the development of new study programs that will encourage thinking "outside the box".
It will also promote the hiring of qualified university lecturers, including public or private professionals currently outside the education industry, who can provide knowledge transfers to students.
“This will be an important step in educational reform at the higher education level designed to produce new graduates who will be a driving force in the country’s development,” he stated.