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182 of over 9,000 higher-ed programmes found sub-standard

182 of over 9,000 higher-ed programmes found sub-standard

MONDAY, January 15, 2018
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As many as 182 programmes of higher education have not met their standards, according to the Office of the Higher Education Commission (Ohec).

The programmes have failed to meet the criteria expected by Ohec for two consecutive years, the 2015 and 2016 academic years. 
Ohec secretary general Dr Supat Jampathong said on Monday that in reviewing 9,099 existing programmes, his agency found 182 to be substandard. 
“We need to protect the interests of students and parents. So, we are going to release the list of substandard programmes on our website,,” Supat said. 
He added that Ohec would also ask educational institutes providing these programmes to stop recruiting new students. 
“For the programmes that still have students, they must ensure their operations are in line with Ohec standards within 90 days,” Supat said. 
The most common problem is the lack of an adequate number of qualified lecturers for the programmes.