Ministry of Education (Thailand)
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"The Seal of the Wheel of Law on the Boundary Stone" by Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs
|Formed||1 April 1892|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Thailand|
|Annual budget||536,697 million baht (FY2017)|
The Ministry of Education (Thai: กระทรวงศึกษาธิการ; RTGS: Krasuang Sueksathikan; Abrv: MOE) is a Thai governmental body responsible for the oversight of education in Thailand. It was established by King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) in 1892 as the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Thai: กระทรวงธรรมการ; RTGS: krasuang thamma kan) which controlled religion, education, healthcare, and museums. In 1941, the ministry changed its Thai name to the present one.
Its headquarters have been in the Chan Kasem Palace since 1937.
"Quality student-centred education is provided for everyone with distribution of equitable education opportunities, in cities, rural and outreached areas. Education leads to people's vigour building. Vigorous and knowledgeable people are powerful capital to fight poverty."
The National Identity Office, which defines and promotes "Thainess" is somewhere within the MOE.
- Office of the Minister: Thailand has had 21 education ministers in the past 18 years (2000–2018). Each lasts an average of nine months. As of 2018, the Minister of Education is Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, appointed in 2016.
- Office of the Permanent Secretary
- Office of the Education Council
- Office of the Basic Education Commission
- Office of the Vocational Education Commission
- Office of the Higher Education Commission
- Office of the Private Education Commission
Public Organization in Public Organization Act. B.E. 2442
- Mahidol Wittayanusorn School
- International Institute for Trade and Development
- National Institute Educational Testing Service
Public Organization in Specifically Act.
- Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology
- The Teachers' Council
- Office of the Welfare Promotion Commission for Teachers and Education Personnel (Suksapan Store)
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