The Minister of Education Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana received textbooks and learning and teaching materials from the Chinese ambassador in Thailand, Mr. Kuan Mu, on 11 March 2013 at the Education Ministry. All the textbooks and materials will be provided to schools under the Ministry's supervision.
The Education Minister thanked the Chinese ambassador for his generosity, saying that the study of Chinese was much favored by Thai students and many parents were sending their children to study in China. At the present time, China is enjoying advanced education and technology and its universities are highly recognized and competitive when compared to other international universities. Chinese volunteer teachers helping Thai students here are crucial for the success of Thai students in getting admitted to Chinese universities.
The Chinese ambassador then added that sending Chinese volunteer teachers to work in Thailand strengthened the educational relations and encouraged development of ties between Thailand and China. Many Chinese teachers will learn Thai culture and show it by behaving as politely and kindly as Thai people do. In 2014, 300 more Chinese volunteer teachers will come to teach Chinese here and will develop diplomatic relations between the two countries.