Photograph courtesy of Thai PBS World

To rejoice Thailand’s wealthy cultural heritage, Training Minister Permpoon Chidchob at this time introduced plans to suggest the inclusion of the Wai Khru ceremony in UNESCO’s listing of intangible cultural heritage.

Taking roughly six months to meticulously craft the proposal, the ministry goals to showcase the profound custom of scholars expressing gratitude and reverence in the direction of their lecturers, a apply deeply rooted in Thai historical past.

The Wai Khru ceremony, noticed since historic instances, symbolizes a heartfelt appreciation for educators and happens yearly on the second Thursday of June, signifying the graduation of the tutorial yr. Minister Chidchob expressed optimism about enhancing Thai college students’ world standing, concentrating on enhancements within the Programme for Worldwide Pupil Evaluation (PISA) efficiency.

Attributing Thai college students’ subpar PISA scores to each testing ability deficiencies and insufficient college assist, the minister underscored the crucial of addressing these challenges, reported Thai PBS World.

With concerted efforts in the direction of refining testing strategies and bolstering college sources, Minister Chidchob foresees a major upturn in Thai college students’ efficiency on the worldwide stage.

In associated information, a proposal for the inclusion of 4 historic city clusters positioned within the southern province of Songkhla in UNESCO’s tentative listing of potential new world heritage websites has been forwarded by Thailand’s nationwide committee on the World Heritage Conference. The advice was made yesterday, with the previous city clusters representing communities and websites linked to Songkhla Lake.

In different information, Bangkok, Khon Kaen, and Yala clinched spots in UNESCO’s 2024 World Community for Studying Cities (GNLC), heralding a brand new period of lifelong studying throughout Thailand. Training Minister Permpoon Chidchob unveiled the thrilling information, showcasing Thailand’s dedication to fostering steady schooling and growth.

Becoming a member of the ranks of beforehand listed cities such as Chiang Rai (2019), Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Chachoengsao (2020), together with Sukhothai, Phayao, and Hat Yai (2022), these three cities are set to revolutionise studying paradigms, in keeping with Police Basic Permpoon, who additionally chairs the Nationwide Fee for UNESCO.

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