Confronting Southeast Asia’s Big Education Challenge
On October 5, the world commemorated World Teachers’ Day, and key Southeast Asian countries did not miss out on some of the commemorations.
The theme of the Cambodian Interior Minister speech to a room full of teachers was “digital study”. Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith called on his country’s woefully paid educators to shoulder more responsibilities. And the Philippines marked the event for the first time, with the Department of Education handing out prizes to some 4,500 public school teachers.