Empowering lives through education

Joint effort: (From left) Datuk Mary Yap, Malaysia’s Deputy Higher Education Minister; Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, deputy Secretary-General of Asean; Sengdeuane Lachanthabouone, Laos’ Education and Sports Minister; Dr Totok Suprayitno, head of R&D Agency of Indonesia’s Education and Culture Ministry; Pit Chamnan, Cambodia’s acting Education, Youth and Sports Minister; Pehin Datuk Suyoi Osman, Brunei’s Education Minister; Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister at Myanmar’s Education Ministry; Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid; Datuk Idris Jusoh; Prof Phung Xuan Nha, Vietnam’s Education and Training Minister; General Dapong Ratanasuwan, Thailand’s Education Minister; Brother Armin Luistro, secretary of the Philippines’ Education Department and Ng Chee Meng, acting Minister for Education (Schools), Singapore.

THE Ninth Asean Education Ministers (ASED) meeting that concluded yesterday proved to be a fruitful one.

After two days of deliberations following months of discussions, the most notable achievement was the adoption of the Asean Work Plan on Education 2016-2020 by the ministers and their senior officials.

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