Education and training

Primary and secondary education

School feeding project extends support for primary schools

Some 63,000 schoolchildren are set to benefit from a school feeding project to enhance learning, support access to education, and promote health and nutrition in schools.The project is taking place from 2020-2025 with the cost of 232 billion kip (US$25 million) being funded by the ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Huaphan schools to close amid plummeting temperatures

Classes at schools throughout Huaphan province will be suspended as temperatures sink to as low as 0-1C in the morning and teachers and children shiver.The province’s Education and Sports Department on Monday announced that all classes at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools would be suspended ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Int’l organisations help Savannakhet children get new school building

More than 100 children of Dong Nakharm village in Atsphangthong district, Savannakhet province have a new school to study in – thanks to Acronis Cyber Foundation that provided aid for its construction.The Acronis Cyber Foundation partnered with Child’s Dream Foundation and handed over the school ...

Times Reporeters

Educators spotlight primary education in development plans

Education officials, members of international organisations and development partners met on Thursday to endorse key policy recommendations for the next step of the Education and Sports Sector Development Plan (ESSDP) for 2021-2025.The recommendations focus on primary education, aiming to improve the knowledge and pedagogical skills ...

Times Reporters

New secondary school opens in Xekong

The children of Dakcheung district in Xekong province now have a brand new secondary school, built with 9 billion kip (US$1 million) in grant funding from the Vietnamese government.The school, in Nonsavan village, was officially handed over to Lao authorities last week.The event was attended ...

Phomphong Laoin

RHB Bank Donates Chairs, Tables To Local School

(KPL) The RHB Bank Laos donated 20 sets of chairs and tables worth 12 million kip to Phiavat Secondary School in Vientiane Capital on Oct 5.The handover ceremony was held at the school between RHB Bank Laos Director General Danny Ling and the Director of ...

KPL News Desk
http://kpl.gov.la/En/Detail.aspx?id=48602

Hundreds of southern schools closed after widespread flooding

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many schools in the nation’s south have been closed temporarily following floods caused by Tropical Storm Podul which damaged infrastructure including school buildings.A large number of students are still waiting to take their classes while local officials speed up efforts to ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth
http://annx.asianews.network/content/hundreds-southern-schools-closed-after-widespread-flooding-103964

Govt focusing on education reform to wipe out illiteracy

The government is concentrating on lifting enrolments at higher primary and lower secondary schools as it aims to wipe out illiteracy, according to a leading official.Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun spoke about the government’s determination to eradicate illiteracy at an event held ...

Phomphong Laoin

New Xieng Khuang secondary school over 70 percent complete 

Construction of the new secondary Phonesavanh School in Phonmixay village, Paek district, Xieng Khuang province is now over 70 percent complete and authorities expect the project to be complete at the beginning of next year.A project official, Mr Sino Bounpaseuth, told Vientiane Times “The contractor is speeding ...

Phomphong Laoin

Govt to introduce vocational courses at secondary schools in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – Vocational programmes will soon become part of the curriculum at formal education schools across the country as part of the government’s policy to produce more skilled workers to meet development needs.The move supports the government’s goal to get more people into ...

Somsack Pongkhao
http://annx.asianews.network/content/govt-introduce-vocational-courses-secondary-schools-laos-100573

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