Ministry of Education (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Education
กระทรวงศึกษาธิการ
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"The Seal of the Wheel of Law on the Boundary Stone" by Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs
Ministry overview
Formed 1 April 1892; 126 years ago (1892-04-01)
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters Dusit, Bangkok
Annual budget 536,697 million baht (FY2017)[1][2]
Ministers responsible
  • Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education
  • Gen Surachet Chaiwong, Deputy Minister
  • Udom Kachintorn, Deputy Minister
Website www.en.moe.go.th/enMoe2017/

The Ministry of Education (Thai: กระทรวงศึกษาธิการ; RTGSKrasuang 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; RTGSkrasuang 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.[3]

Vision[edit]

"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."[4]

Departments[edit]

The National Identity Office, which defines and promotes "Thainess" is somewhere within the MOE.[5]

Administration[edit]

  • Office of the Minister: Thailand has had 21 education ministers in the past 18 years (2000–2018). Each lasts an average of nine months.[6] As of 2018, the Minister of Education is Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, appointed in 2016.[7]
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary

Functional departments[edit]

Public organizations[edit]

Public Organization in Public Organization Act. B.E. 2442

Public Organization in Specifically Act.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mala, Dumrongkiat (2016-03-03). "Ex-WTO chief decries Thai education". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ THAILAND'S BUDGET IN BRIEF FISCAL YEAR 2017 (PDF). Bureau of the Budget. p. 68. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  3. ^ Mala, Dumrongkiat (2016-07-11). "Restoring a national treasure fit for a king". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Vision". Ministry of Education (Thailand). Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ Wangkiat, Paritta (1 February 2018). "Thainess: History doesn't repeat, but rhymes". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ Mala, Dumrongkiat (2018-01-07). "Govt seeks to close the great class divide". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  7. ^ "After a varied career, Teerakiat may be running out of luck at the Education Ministry". The Nation. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  8. ^ Mala, Dumrongkiat. "School dress scam to end up in court". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 23 June 2016. (Subscription required (help)).