Education and training

Education policy and administration

Online learning faces difficulties amid Covid-19

Currently, the Vientiane Education and Sports Office  is collecting the data of schools offering online teaching and learning through communication apps (Zoom) and those providing onsite teaching and learning. “Online teaching cannot deliver as good schooling results as onsite teaching technique and this is partly attributed ...


NUOL begins PhD programme in education management

The National University of Laos (NUOL) is offering a new PhD programme on education management to train educators to assume leadership positions in the sector.The programme will be taught at the Faculty of Education and aims to meet international and Asean standards. The university will ...

Times Reporters

Govt outlines plans for education development in 2019

The government plans to improve the standard of education in 2019 by increasing school enrolment and ensuring that more children complete at least primary school education.Achievement of these targets will help fulfil the goals of the education sector development plan by 2020.More ...

Times Reporters

How Laos plans to educate its young leaders

Almost a third of Laos’ population is under 14 years old, according to the CIA World Factbook. With a median age of 22, this young, vibrant generation will one day be the civil servants and business leaders of Laos.This is Laos’ future generation, one that ...

Apala Bhattacharya

Ministry bans teachers caught aiding cheating students

The Ministry of Education and Sports has banned four teachers who were involved in providing answers for students during the upper secondary level exams for the 2017-2018 academic year. More ...

Times Reporters

Laos speeding up education reform to wipe out illiteracy 

Laos is working towards its target to wipe out illiteracy by planning for everyone aged 15-35 to complete the equivalent of lower secondary schooling by 2020, with a focus on development and higher enrolment in primary and lower secondary schools.More ...

Times Reporters

More effort needed to raise standard of education: PM

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for education administrators to do more to improve the standard of education to meet the country’s development needs.The premier made the comment in advance of the new academic year, which begins this month.More ...

Times Reporters

Ministry offers scholarships to flood-affected orphans

About 350 orphans and children who lost their father or mother during the floods in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province will be eligible for scholarships under the education policy for flood victims.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Schools responsible for setting fees: ministry 

The setting of fees at both state and private schools is up to individual institutions and will not be dictated by the government, a top education official has said.More ...

Times Reporters

Teacher shortage continues as govt quota declines

Schools throughout the country have put in requests for an additional 2,979 teachers, while the government has provided a quota of just 1,850 civil servant teachers to the Ministry of Education and Sports this year. Minister of Education and Sports Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun reported the ...

Vientiane Times

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