Is it true that the quality of Thai education is the worst among Asean countries? Pavich Thongroj, adviser to the education minister plunged the country into gloom earlier this week when he said Thailand's education ranks last after Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Mr Pavich said he got the figures from the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report. It turned out that the ranking comes from an opinion survey of Thais that asked how well the education system met the needs for a competitive economy.
As for the ranking on higher education and training among Asean countries, Thailand is ranked 4th after Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, followed by the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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