Education and training

Primary and secondary education

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

800,000 primary school children in Laos to have new textbooks

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – More than 800,000 primary school students across the country will use new textbooks in September as part of the new national primary school curriculum that is being rolled out over the coming years.This year, more than 16,600 Grade 1 teachers, school ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Exam awards recognise Laos' top secondary students

The top eight achievers in the 2018-2019 National Best Students Exams for secondary school level were announced in the capital last week. Eight outstanding secondary school students in Grades 4 and 7 from across the country won first place awards in the national examinations after gaining ...

Times Reporters

Vientiane students win big at int’l math, robot contests

BANGKOK (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Some 21 students from the International School of Laos (formerly Eastern Star Schools) in Vientiane recently returned victorious after representing Laos at the 8th International Math Challenge and International Robot Challenge in Thailand.The competitions took place at Rangsit University, Bangkok, from ...

Visith Teppalath

WeloveU Foundation Helps Renovate Xepon Ethnic Secondary School

(KPL) Feb 12 witnessed the handover of the newly renovated Xepon Ethnic Secondary School from the International WeloveU Foundation to the management of the school in Xepon district, Savannakhet Province.The renovation was made to bathrooms, school meeting hall, school building, and boredwell, said Ms Kim ...


Japanese-Funded School Construction Project in Oudomxay Province

(KPL) The Government of Japan has handed over a school which was financed and constructed by the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in Namo District, Oudomxay Province.The handover ceremony was held on 16 January, 2019 in Oudomxay Province between Dr. Khamphanh Pheuyavong, ...


Chinese bank-funded school building handed over to local Lao community

VIENTIANE, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Teachers and students of Huaxieng village primary school in Lao capital Vientiane have been delighted with the new school building constructed with the funding from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).More ...


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

Sanamxay District Students Set for September School Return

Students at schools across Laos have been heading back to hit the books, but those young scholars in Attapeu’s Sanamxay district are facing more hurdles than most in returning to regular educational routines.More ...

The Laotian Times

Ministry outlines plans for new school year in Sanamxay

Teachers in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, will receive an allowance of one million kip each and schoolchildren will be given new uniforms and educational supplies at the start of the new school year which officially begins on September 3. More ...

Times Reporters

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