RU reopens doors to its former 300,000 students

national April 23, 2014 00:00

By Chuleeporn Aramnet
The Nation

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RAMKHAMHAENG UNIVERSITY (RU) has decided to allow 300,000 former students, whose student status had expired, to return to classes.

RU rector Wutthisak Larpcharoensap said yesterday the university’s “Dream Comes True” project would allow students who missed the class registration for one to two semesters to register for classes from June 13-16 without having to pay a student status fee.

RU would also allow its 300,000 former students of year code 1997-2012, whose student status had expired despite having completed 70 credit units, to continue their studies by transferring their credit units.

The open university has also joined hands with Siam Commercial Bank to provide a three-month loan at zero interest for students’ tuition fees, he added.

He affirmed that RU has always been determined to provide people educational opportunities and to develop human resources for Thailand ahead of the Asean Economic Community in 2015.

Academic year 2014 would see RU allowing diploma or bachelor’s degree holders to study by adjusting its study credit criteria for easier transfer, he said.

Starting with the Political Science Faculty’s Public Administration Programme, which requires 145 credit units, will now allow diploma holders to transfer 61 credits, compared to 40 units previously, and bachelor’s degree holders will now be able to transfer 82 units, compared to 60 units previously, he said. The policy will later expand to Business Administration and Humanities faculties, he added.