วันพุธที่ 6 มิถุนายน พ.ศ. 2555
Message From Kru Ekachai - June
Hello June! We are nearly halfway through the year of 2012. A new academic year for the basic education in Thailand started a couple of weeks ago, but some well-known secondary schools still have a major problem to deal with . That is the admission process. Top schools are indeed inundated with thousands of applications every year but seats are limited! And then money is often disguised as donations to trade entrance seats. It is the vicious circle of education. A place in a well-known school should be based on knowledge. Not on how much money one has.
As far as we know, the patron-client system has been existed in Thailand for ages. The bribe money has been used to get a place in some premium schools year after year. So the child of the rich would be accepted over the child of a more qualified poor family. This really undermines the quality of education in our country. Undoubtedly, Thailand lags well behind other nations in the region in educational development. How has the problem of buying seats in some top-notch schools been eradicated? A point for all of us to ponder.
Let’s talk about AC. The traffic of the blog drives so fast. More than 3,000 page views a day! This may indicate that students as well as teachers are more eager to persue greater knowledge on ASEAN. I really appreciated to help pave the way towards the Asean Community for the youth of the nation.
As usual, more interesting articles and quizzes related to Asean are waiting for you to study and learn through the month of June. Feel free to come visit the blog and get involved.
Keep enjoy learning and sharing,