• Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
    Schools to drop 3 allowances for enrolment
    MOST STATE schools will drop three special conditions for admission as part of an effort to end corruption.
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:30
    7,000 chosen as outstanding ‘One Tambon, One Quality Schools’
    A total of 7,000 schools have been selected as “One Tambon, One Quality School” outstanding tambon-level schools by the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec), in line with the government’s policy to promote equity in access to quality education, Obec secretary-general Boonrak Yodphetch said on Monday.
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:00
    ‘Very poor’ school students to be given additional financial aid
    ABOUT 600,000 “very poor” students will soon receive an extra Bt800 per semester from the state, as the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) is stepping in to help reduce the educational disparities.
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
    ‘Very poor’ students to be given financial help from November
    THE EQUITABLE Education Fund (EEF) expects to soon start delivering financial help to “very poor” students.
  • Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:30
    Beverage maker, educators join to encourage youth sports
    Thai children will be encouraged to grow with sport, under a collaboration between beverage maker Milo and the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC).
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:00
    Obec reassures parents over 40-student classroom goal
    THE POLICY to have schools limit classroom sizes to 40 students is flexible, and more classrooms could be opened up to ensure children get taught, Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) chief Boonrak Yodphetch said yesterday, as he sought to soothe worries expressed by both parents and administrators.
  • Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:00
    Decline in early school leavers but problems remain
    Despite a large decrease in the number of school dropouts in recent years reported by the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC), social workers insist the problem remains severe and has caused other headaches such as crime and prostitution among juveniles.
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:00
    Schools urged to file police |complaints over futsal field scam
    THE OFFICE of Basic Education Commission (Obec) has instructed 16 schools in Nakhon Ratchasima province to file police complaints against the contractor linked to the construction of the schools’ allegedly overpriced or damaged futsal fields which are at the centre of a corruption scandal.
  • Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:08
    Boarding project to help disadvantaged students in South
    The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has set up projects in 73 schools in the deep South to provide boarding for Prathom 1-Mathayom 6 students who were either abandoned, whose families earned less than Bt30,000 a year, or were affected by the unrest and deemed in need of such aid to ensure educational opportunity.
  • Wed, 27 Dec 2017 01:00
    Budget crisis seen as Chiang Mai educational gap remains a chasm
    IN CHIANG MAI’S Mae Chaem district, San Pu Loei School has opened its door to children from the Karen ethnic minority who previously did not have access to formal education.
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 01:00
    Thousands of retired teachers to be rehired
    THE OFFICE of Basic Education Commission (Obec) has prepared a new six-month employment contract for 5,200 teachers who officially retired at the end of last month.
  • Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:31
    Thai student inventors make a splash at world event
    Thai whiz kids made a big impact at the International Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI 2017) in Nagoya, Japan, bagging 11 awards.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:00
    Free education budget not spent: study
    OBEC finds that 20% of govt funds still held by schools as students wait.
  • Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:56
    Probe launched into ‘tea money’ allegation at famous Bangkok school
    Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) chief Karun Sakulpradit has ordered a probe into an allegation that the director of a famous public school on Bangkok had demanded Bt400,000 in “tea money” from a parent in exchange for the parent’s Mathayom 1 child being accepted into the school.
  • Sun, 28 May 2017 17:38
    Local officials barred from commenting on educational reforms
    The Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) has barred officials at educational service area offices from commenting on provincial educational reforms.
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