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    Thai Education Minister: Thai education resembles North Korea
    Mon, 17/11/2014

    The Education Minister and the North Korean Ambassador to Thailand mutually agreed that the education systems of both countries are rather similar and plan to develop ties by educational exchanges.

    According to the Office of the Minister Newsline, Admiral Narong Pipatanasai, the Thai Education Minister, his Deputy Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, and Permanent Secretary Suthasri Wongsamarn met with Mun Song Mo, the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea on Friday at Government House.

    The two agreed that the educational systems of both countries are similar. The similar elements include free 12-year basic education. Moreover, a few students from North Korea come to Thailand to study.

    The Thai Education Minister proposed that the Ministry will talk with Thai universities with a view to an exchange programme with North Korean universities.

    Meanwhile, the North Korean Ambassador said the country has education as one of the nation’s priorities and wished to have exchange programmes on education with Thailand in the near future.

  • #2

    nope it is neither April Fools nor Not the Nation .


    • #3
      Well, they're in the same league as of late - military run dictatorships with a route learning education system which inculcates nationalism and obedience.
      “Don’t get sick of me just yet, for I will be here for quite a while”


      • #4
        Very sad that any country would want to brag that its education system was comparable to North Korea's. Just Sad.


        • #5
          I've said this many times. All i get is a negative headshake or a finger wag. My wife used to laugh at the N Korean nonsense when we lived in Japan. Now she's aghast at her own country --doing the same shit. She has been dying for me to take us (me, her, 3yrold daughter) out of here for the past year. I have a feeling it's only a matter of time.


          • #6


            Prachatai reports on a remarkable meeting between Thailand’s Education Minister, Admiral Narong Pipatanasai, his Deputy Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, and Permanent Secretary Suthasri Wongsamarn with Mun Song Mo, the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.

            The meeting took place at Government House on 14 November.


            • #7
              'Mind Research' To Instill Thai Junta Leader's Teaching Underway
              25 November 2014

              BANGKOK - A top education official has claimed that psychological research is being conducted to persuade Thai students to live their lives in accordance with the teachings of the leader of Thailand's military junta.

              According to Sutthasri Wongsaman, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry is working closely with the National Research Commission of Thailand (NRCT) to better promote a "practical adoption" of the "Twelve Values," a series of morals that Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of the military junta, says all Thais should adopt.

              The research is aimed at students in schools and colleges across the country, Sutthasri said yesterday.

              "Previous research by the NRCT discovers that, to alter the behaviour of humans, memorising text or singing isn't enough," Sutthasri said. "It also requires a practical adoption, so we can teach children and youths to know about their duty under the democratic principle [sic]."

              Sutthasri added that she wants to see "the concepts of the Twelve Values really reaching the students." However, she did not elaborate further about the nature or scope of the research

              Gen. Prayuth unveiled the "Twelve Values" during one of his televised addresses in July, two months after he seized power from the elected government on 22 May 2014 and imposed martial law over the entire country.

              The "Twelve Values" are as follows:


              Gen. Prayuth's teachings have been promoted extensively by the state media. In the past months, Thai authorities have produced apop song and poetic renditions of the Twelve Values, while a filmbased on the values is expected to hit the theaters on 6 December.
              To ensure that all Thais will take the Twelve Values to heart, authorities have also instructed public schools and state agencies to hang banners listing Gen. Prayuth’s words of wisdom on their premises.

              Sutthasri, the education official, also told reporters yesterday that the military junta has instructed state universities across the nation to curb anti-coup demonstrations to comply with the junta's ban on any public protest against its regime.



              • #8
                12! Far too many. Will never take. Waste of time.

                Already have extensive teaching of these 5. Mostly ignored. Perhaps the author of new rules should pay special attention to no. 4 below.

                1. Abstain from taking the lives of living beings.
                2. Abstain from taking that which is not given.
                3. Abstain from sexual misconduct.
                4. Abstain from telling falsehoods.
                5. Abstain from distilled and fermented intoxicants, which are the occasion for carelessness (which also includes drugs).
                Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.


                • #9
                  Under the north Korean education system the youth of the NK always have the option joining the Air force as the fearless leader displays the might of the AF in front of couple of pilots from the woman's branch, along side there latest acquisition sourced from China

                  north korea A force.jpg


                  • #10
                    ^5555 A MiG 15. Cool airplane actually!


                    • #11

                      I was thinking of buying this one for my collection, but a bit worried about parts, are they still available do you think?