The private sector invested over 362 billion kip (about US44.5 million) in the construction of basic education infrastructure last year, considering it a crucial role in helping the government’s effort to develop human resources.
The total amount of investment made by the private sector last year was disclosed yesterday at a meeting by the Private School Association held in Vientiane Capital.
Almost 100 representatives from private schools and educational institutions across the country reviewed the implementation work of the private school sector last year and set an ambitious plan for coming year.
Currently, the association has 563 private schools as members. These include 64 colleges, 30 vocational schools and 469 general education institutes and almost 9,000 teachers, of which 4,000 are female, said President of the Private School Association Mr. Somphet Rattanasim.
Next year, the Private School Association will continue expanding its members of youth, women and the Lao Federation of Trade Unions to improve teacher quality and ensure that teachers’ abilities are sufficient to enable the students of today to compete both regionally and internationally in the future.
Source: Vientiane Times