Education In Siam Thai
Education in Siam Thai is chiefly provided by the government of Thailand through the Ministry of Education from pre-school to senior high school. We can say that the country enjoys a high level of literacy. A free basic education of 12 years is mainly guaranteed by the constitution and a minimum of 9 years’ school is mandatory. Education in Thailand is provided by a well-organized school system of kindergartens, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary schools, numerous vocational colleges, and universities. Independent schools contribute significantly to the general education infrastructure.
As far as Siam Thai education is concerned, the independent schools or private sector education is very well developed as well as contributes remarkably to the overall provision of education in Siam Thai. As mentioned earlier, education is compulsory up to 9th grade and the government of Thailand provides free education up to 12th grade. Administration and control of public and private universities are carried out by the Ministry of University Affairs. As we all know Thailand has never been colonized, and its teaching greatly depends on rote rather than on student-centered methodology.
We can say that education in Siam Thai, in its modern sense is considerably new as the country has been colonized and it still needs to get over some major cultural hurdles to assure further development and to improve its standards. The issue that concerns with the university entrance has also been in constant disturbance for a number of years. Since 2001, great improvement and progress in education has also been seen. Majority of the current generation students are all computer literate and have knowledge about English language. In fact the education in Siam Thai is developing with the changing time.
In recent times, issues regarding the low IQ scores of many students or youths also come up. According to a report, Department of Health and the Department of Mental Health will make an effort to fight low intelligence, after it found the average IQ level among many youths was lower than 80. Concerning about the education in Siam Thai, in 2006, the Vice Minister for Education Watchara Phanchet also reported that "the average intelligence quotient (IQ) of Thai children, somewhere between 87 and 88 points, remains in the "low average" category when ranked internationally.