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Crossword competition to be held at Central Airport Plaza

Students gain broadcasting experience

Hard work pays off for Traidhos

Phrae’s youth development program

Princess to confer degrees to CMU graduates

Khon Kaen University ranked number 1 in Thailand

Tops in Thailand!

 

Crossword competition to be held at Central Airport Plaza

January 22 and 23

Students take part in crossword and other puzzle competitions.

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 Sirindhorn.

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 gain broadcasting experience

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 development. (PRD)


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 Greenburi.

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.


Phrae’s youth development program

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 .net/index.phpor http://www.reg.cmu.ac.th/graduation/.


Khon Kaen University ranked number 1 in Thailand

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 development work.

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!

This 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!



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