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Laos Govt. Seeks Help From Malaysia To Train English-Language Instructors

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VIENTIANE: Laos government today sought Malaysian assistance to train its English teachers.

Laotion Deputy Prime Minister in-charged of Education and Sports, Dr Phamkham Viphavanh conveyed the wish to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during a courtesy meeting on the sidelines of the 8th Asean Education Ministers’ Meeting (Ased) here.

Laos government had embarked on an initiative to improve English proficiency among its students and it is understood that its Education and Sports Ministry had recently introduced English language subject for its Standard Three pupils.

The two leaders had also discussed on the proposal to implement credit transfer among universities among 10 Asean members.

The Asean Credit Transfer System (ACTS) among participating universities by the Asean University Network (AUN) is an initiative to promote greater mobility and exchanges among students in the region.

The proposal had been put forward during the Asean Summit in Bali, Indonesian in 2011.

The courtesy meeting between the two leaders took place after the opening ceremony of the two-day Ased meeting which kicked-off today.

Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister is also scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with his counterparts from the Philippines Armin Luistro and Korean Deputy Prime Minister Hwang Woo-Yea, who is also the republic’s Education Minister later today.MYNEWSHUB/THE STAR


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