Thailand to launch "university campus in sub-district" project

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-06 23:06:57|Editor: huaxia

BANGKOK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Thailand plans to implement a novel project under which there will be a university campus in each of 3,000 sub-districts throughout the country, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Tuesday.

The cabinet of ministers approved the "one university campus in one subdistrict" project for which 3,000 out of a total of 7,255 sub-districts in all provinces of the country will be selected, Anucha said.

The project, which is to be implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, is primarily designed to create jobs for some 60,000 graduates as well as other people, who might be jobless in those sub-districts and nearby, he said.

An estimated 73 universities, either public or private, are expected to take part in the project by setting up their respective campuses in the 3,000 designated sub-districts, according to the government spokesman.

Those who have graduated with a bachelor degree or a vocational degree for no longer than three years will be given 15,000 baht (about 480.30 U.S. dollars) in monthly pay for a full-time job, compared to 9,000 baht (about 288.18 U.S. dollars) in monthly pay for those who may not obtain any bachelor or vocational degree, and 5,000 baht (about 160.10 U.S. dollars) in monthly pay for those who only apply as students for a part-time job under the project, he said. Enditem