Students skipping college need help
The core curriculum for basic education has to be reformed to better serve students who do not attend university, the Quality Learning Foundation said on Friday.
- Published: 29/03/2013 at 09:11 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Only 30% of Thai students continue on from high school to college while the rest go straight into the labour market, it said.
However, the system is still geared mainly toward helping students pass university entrance exams.
Krissanapong Kiratikorn, vice-president of the foundation committee, said the current education system was neglecting about 3.5 million students who could become important contributors to the workforce in the future.
He suggested that educational facilities should offer career training programmes after school hours to help these students enter the workforce with more skills.
"Basic education reforms need to focus on preparing students for careers instead of university admissions because statistics show that bachelor's degree graduates have the highest unemployment rate," he said.
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