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DEEP SOUTH
Exchange Programs to Develop Thai Students in the Deep South

28 June 2018 (Readers 382)

 
Two major exchange programs have been launched to provide Thai students in the southern border provinces with opportunities to interact with students and teachers from Indonesia and Malaysia.
 
The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center has joined hands with the Foreign Alumni Association of the Southern Border Provinces and universities in Indonesia in conducting an Educational and Cultural Exchange Program.
 
Under this program, a number of third-year students from Indonesian universities will come to Thailand as teaching assistants in both private and state schools in the southern border provinces. They will focus on teaching English and Indonesian to help develop foreign language skills for Thai students there. The program also provides them with teaching training outside their country.
 
The Secretary-General of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center, Mr. Supanat Sirantawineti, on 24 June 2018 presided over a ceremony to receive 66 Indonesian students joining this program. These students will stay in Thailand for five months and will be sent to serve as teaching assistants in 45 schools in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, Songkhla, and Phatthalung.
 
Mr. Supanat said that the program has so far been carried out for 10 groups of Indonesian students. Apart from promoting good relations between Thailand and Indonesia, which are ASEAN partners, the program also provides students in the deep South with opportunities to learn more about Indonesian culture.
 
Also on 24 June 2018, the Office of the Vocational Education Commission and an educational institute from Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under the "Thailand-Malaysia Teachers and Students Exchange Program 2018. The signing ceremony took place in Pattani province.
 
Under this program, 145 students and teachers from 18 vocational colleges in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, Songkhla, and Satun will join the exchange program from 28 June to 12 July 2018. The program will provide them with opportunities to exchange views and experience with students and teachers in Malaysia, which will help build their educational capacity.
 
The Office of the Vocational Education Commission has set a policy to develop Thailands vocational education to international standards, in a move toward building the ASEAN Community.
 
 
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