The Minister of Education, Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana, presided over the opening of a new classroom building for pre-school students at Ban Lek School in Sri Saket on 11 May 2013. On this occasion, he presented a policy on educational management to administrators and educators at Prang Ku School, visited a construction site for Khu Khan Technical College and planted trees symbolizing the province of Sri Saket at the Local Office of Education Service Area 3.
The Education Minister said that visiting Sri Saket broadened his horizon on the meaning of Boworn, which is an abbreviation for houses, temples and schools. Since people in Sri Saket can speak Khmer, Suay, Lao and Yer, teaching Thai to the students in the province is different from teaching students who know only Thai. Therefore, students in Sri Saket may have difficulty understanding Thai and other subjects taught in Thai. Currently, some schools in the province are now employing EIS teaching and learning methodology in which Thai teachers teach mathematics, computing and general sciences in English. This will enable both students and teachers to understand English and practice the language more. Also, it is much favored by parents. This method of teaching needs to be improved and expanded.
Mr. Phongthep also added that the reform of the curriculum would be completed in the next five years. It will reconsider adjusting learning hours of Thai students because the more time they spend in class, the worse their learning achievements will become. In addition, teachers will be encouraged to teach students how to think analytically and to freely express their creativity because this approach will improve both teachers and students.