A standard curriculum is customarily taught for six (compulsory) years of primary education and six years of secondary education; either in private or government schools.

All Thai children are required to attend school between the ages of 7 and 14.

Thailand has two education channels: the academic, preparing children for universities, and the vocational, preparing children for the adult skilled labor market.

Higher education is given in institutions classified as

    a) state/national universities and private education institutes,
    b) technical/vocational, agricultural and teacher training colleges,
    c) specialized/professional or training institutions such as nursing colleges and military academies, and
    d) international institutes, such as Bangkok's Asian Institute of Technology, which offer post-graduate education in specialized skills such as Agricultural Engineering and Computer Applications.

Thailand has 24 state universities, 44 private universities, and 36 teacher training colleges.

  • Background
  • Modern Education
  • System of Education
  • Outlook in the 8th National Education Development Plan (1997-2001)
  • Universities and Links

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