Crossword competition to be held at Central Airport Plaza
January 22 and 23
Students take part in crossword and other puzzle
The super Crossword competition for Northern region
championship will be held at Central Airport Plaze on January 22 and 23 and
the winner will receive the royal trophy of HRH Princess Maha Chakri
Organized by Central Airport Plaza and the Crossword
Association of Thailand, this is the 14th Cyber Dict Crossword game
competition. There will be 6 categories for primary and secondary school
students as well as for the general public. There will be crosswords games,
A-math, Kham Khom, IQ word ups, Sudoku, and crossword puzzle contest. For
more information, please go to visit the www.thaicrossword.com.
Students from the King Mongkut University of Technology,
Lad Krabang campus visited the Radio and Television of Thailand, Chiang Mai
Station to learn more about broadcasting technology.
Students in the field of Agricultural Development and
Natural Resources Management of the Faculty of Agriculture Technology at the
school observed live televised programs and visited the program production
room as well as other areas of the studio. The visitors were interested in
learning more about the equipment and technology at the station, especially
for working on radio and television broadcasts to gain more experience in
applying the knowledge to their studies on media tools in agriculture
Hard work pays off for Traidhos
Ever since the conception of the Traidhos Three
Generation Community for Learning some ten years ago, the PTIS International
School and it’s affiliated academies have developed on the solid foundations
of a socially responsible ethos. The center is able to boast of its very own
Organic farm, a flourishing visiting school program which encourages
students to become ‘global citizens’, and an all round commitment to
maintaining ethical practice. The school continues to host its annual Earth
Day celebrations to raise awareness of global issues, and even has it’s own
on-site sustainably developed and maintained housing village, known as
PTIS is delighted to announce that the hard work put in
by staff and students alike has received recognition from the American
Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, also know as AMCHAM. The award recognizes
PTIS’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and its role as a
benchmark for other entities to follow. An unlimited number of companies can
apply, and this year 18 were recognized as having met the criteria of the
judging panel, examples including Citibank and Microsoft Thailand. Mr Davd
Baird, PTIS president and Triadhos representative that went to collect the
award said ‘We are very pleased to have received this award. It is an honour
for our school to have been selected for striving to be amongst the top
companies in Thailand dedicated towards coroporate social responsibility’.
Of the award Mr Baird goes on to explain what this means for the future,
‘PTIS and Triadhos have had a sustainability ethos for over a decade and we
will contine with our mission of creating global citizens’.
Congratulations go out to the staff, students, parents,
and visitors of the Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning for all
of their hard work and perseverance.
The National Child and Youth Development Organization
under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn organized a
seminar in Phrae recently to develop a long term plan for youth development.
The Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection, and
Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups, and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
together with local government representatives and members of the private
sector organized the event which works to collect data and set goals for
aiding youth and children.
Ms Amporn Boontan, the Coordinator of the project to set
up the national program said this event was held for the 16 Northern
provinces representatives to collect data. For Phrae itself, about 140
questionnaires were collected, with 70 percent of those coming from children
and youth while the other 30 percent were from adults of differing ages.
The results so far show that the majority felt that
children to the age of 6 need good parenting and proper treatment. Children
from 7-12 need more suitable development and a majority felt that teens form
13-18 were at high risk from drugs and needed to be kept drug free and in
good health, while older youth from the ages of 19-25 need help in adaption
to society and survival skills for adulthood. (PRD)
Princess to confer degrees to CMU graduates
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will
graciously preside over the 45thgraduation ceremony of Chiang Mai University
this year on January 24.
His Majesty the King has graciously designated HRH
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as His Majesty the King’s representative to
chair the Graduation Ceremony held at the CMU Convention Center.
This year there are a total of 6,499 graduates 21
faculties, and one graduate school receiving their degrees to be presented
by the Princess in the morning and in the afternoon sessions. 105 graduates
will receive their Doctorates, 1,751 students will receive their Masters and
4,643 their Bachelors Degree.
Honorary Doctorates will be given to Prof. (Special)
Chormjin Chantarasakul, in Pharmaceutical Industry, Professor Dr. Abdelaziz
Bouras in Knowledge Management Science, Ajarn Withi Panitchaphan in Thai
Arts, Prof. Dr. Suathas Fucharoen in Medicine, ssor David M. Engel in Law,
Boonchorb Em-im in Economics, Prof Amnuay Khananthai in Mathematics Prof.
Dr. Manus Suwan in Geography, Prof Dr Mingsan Kaosa-ard in Economics and
Prof Surapol Damrikul in Thai Arts. For more information see http://www.gradcmu
Khon Kaen University ranked number 1
Khon Kaen University (KKU) has been ranked as the Number
1 university in Thailand for the 3rd time in 4 years
by the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC) in 2006,
2007 and 2010 respectively, according to KKU President Hon Prof Dr Sumon
Sakolchai, the OPDC has annually assessed the university performances from
2005 – 2010 resulting in the number one ranking three times.
“This proves that KKU is one of the country’s leading
universities with further continued development process and projects,” he
pointed out, adding that “KKU is proud of being awarded the first prize by
the OPDC for the third time in four years.”
KKU President Hon Prof Dr Sumon added the OPDC assessed
all 67 educational institutes for their performances in 2010 and that KKU
scored 4.8057 points out of 5 for the country’s education institutes
in the criteria of four areas; efficiency, quality, performance and
He noted that because KKU has a good management system
and with a dynamic for great performance linking the President and Deans,
and among directors, offices, and working agencies.
“And. we have increased the importance of the
University’s supervision process, follow –up methods, work performance and
assessment for further development and improvement to be more efficient and
effective, and also with the integration systems, as well as good practice,
and Internal Quality Audit, (IQA) management,” he remarked. (PR)
Tops in Thailand!
year Tobis Van Nes of Lanna International School passed a very impressive 7
IGCSE examinations, without getting lower than an A grade: 5 at A* (the
highest possible grade), and 2 at grade A. In addition students at LIST were
recognised by CIE for exceptional achievements in their IGCSE examinations:
Top grade in Thailand Award for both Combined Science and Physical Education
and High Achievement Award for Japanese Language. Well done LIST students!