Lack of certification 'stranding students'

A growing number of university graduates are finding themselves unqualified to practise their intended vocation because their courses are not certified by professional organisations, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for the Bangkok Post.

The latest case involves Western University in Pathum Thani. The Dental Council last month decided to disqualify the curriculum of the university's faculty of dentistry for the 2016 academic year, saying the lecturer-student ratio failed to meet the council's criteria.

Permanent Secretary for Education Kamjorn Tatiyakavee said the Office of the Higher Education Commission, or OHEC, earlier tried to make a deal with 13 professional councils to work out rules to certify university degrees, but no agreement has been reached. He said a new law governing higher education is being drafted and this would ensure course content would be agreed upon by both OHEC and the councils.
Full report on the Bangkok Post site