NIETS needs to focus on quality, not quantity

Chularat Saengpassa In recent years, students emerging from the Ordinary National Educational Test (O-Net) exam rooms have always turned to the Internet to express their frustration and to expose apparently flawed questions. One of the O-Net questions asks, “Whom would you like to befriend?” The alternatives given are: 1. A generous person 2. A […]

Somkiat Tangkitvanich: The AEC: fact and fiction

Somkiat Tangkitvanich Mention the Asean Economic Community or AEC, and most Thais still believe that come 2015, when it starts, Thailand will open its door to trade and services in the Asean region without any barriers and with labour moving freely about. This is one of several major misunderstandings about AEC that need to be […]

TDRI chief warns the country faces a debt disaster

Bangkok Post Dr Somkiat Tangkitvanich says the ‘marshmallow theory’ proves Thais don’t understand the concept of restraint for long-term reward ‘The traditional model of development has reached a dead end. Thailand cannot grow further based on the old model as it can go only so far. If a solution is not found, the country will […]

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