The Thai government continues to enhance the country’s education system and improve the technological skills of the highly educated workers that can help them render better services to their target industry sectors. These target sectors are usually the First S-curve sectors that include future-oriented foods, biotechnology and agriculture, medical and wellness tourism, smart electronics, and next-generation automotive.
Thailand spent 4% of GDP, which is 20% of the country’s budget, to make their education system better. However, the effort of the government still seems lacking. The outcome is far from the government’s expectation. There’s much to be done in improving the instructors and students’ English language proficiency. The increasing number of an international school in Bangkok Thailand may help enhance the education system in the country.
In the 2015 result of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Thailand occupied the 57th spot among the 72 countries. From 2012 to 2015, the Thai students’ scores in all subjects keep dropping. PISA also discovered that the students in Thailand spent more than 23 hours per week for their supplemental studies.
The country’s education system has still room for improvement. The ones responsible for improving the education system should find effective ways to shorten the gap between the students in prestigious schools and ordinary schools. They should also focus on producing quality educational textbooks and reference books to help the students make their way to the new S-curve sectors.
The S-curve sectors include:
- Medical hub
- Digital industries
- Biochemicals and biofuels
- Aviation and logistics
These things can help the Thai Government with its policy to turn Thailand into a highly developed nation by 2036.
Having a rapidly aging population is also one of the many challenges that the country is facing. The country’s National Economic and Social Development Board also fears that the number of Thai students between 1 and 21 years old will diminish by 20% of the total population in 2040.
Whatever problem the current system of education in Thailand is facing, the existence of the international school in Bangkok Thailand helps a lot in bringing good, quality education to the young minds. It also challenges the education sector to improve its system.