The Student Loan Fund (SLF) is establishing new eligibility criteria for educational loans to encourage students to pursue fields where there is a shortage of qualified workers, said Finance Ministry permanent-secretary Areepong Bhoocha-oom.
The SLF has received a 46-billion-baht budget this year. Of the total, around 6 billion baht will be allocated to students choosing to pursue education as their field of study.
Dr Areepong, also the chairman of the student loan fund, said there is a severe shortage of teachers, and that the government needs to make efforts to alleviate the shortage.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.