Speakers shared insightful experiences and innovative ideas pertaining to education development and management, education reform, and the latest information technology (IT) applications in the education sector.
Participants elucidated on the need to promote regional education cooperation as ASEAN member countries will establish a united and strong community in 2015, resulting in a labour shift. Therefore, increasing the quality of human resources will become a strategic task in the next decade, they added.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga emphasized the Vietnamese Government prioritises developing high-quality human resources and science and technology as a prerequisite for achieving more rapid and sustainable development.
Vietnam is concentrating on comprehensive education reform in line with global trends, he added.
Dr. Prawit Erawan from Thailand’s Mahasarakham University said that education reform is essential in order to ensure the ASEAN community will materialise by 2015, and realise the motto of “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.