Connect with us

National

Over 54 billion baht to be spent on new school term

National News Bureau of Thailand

Published

on

UTCC: Over 54 billion baht to be spent on new school term

BANGKOK, 9 May 2019 (NNT) – The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) estimates cash flow of over 50 billion baht for the new school term, the highest amount in the past six years due to economic recovery, sufficient savings and the government’s economic stimulus measures.

UTCC’s Center for Economic and Business Forecasting Director, Thanawat Phonwichai, today disclosed the results of the survey of parents’ impact assessment in preparing for the new school term, from a sample group of respondents across the country.

It was found that the spending of 23.9 percent of parents of students at an undergraduate level and first-year university students has increased during the new school term compared to the previous year.

The average expense is 18,299 baht due to increased prices of textbooks, school uniforms, student shoes, tuition fees and school maintenance fees. It is expected that spending during this new school term will be 54.97 billion baht, expanding by 5.2 percent compared to the previous year, and the highest in six years.

As for the source of the money, 43.8 percent of parents said they had enough money from their salary for the expenses associated with the new school term, while 39.5 percent of parents who didn’t have enough money plan to use money from formal and informal loans and pledges of properties.

It was also found that there are additional expenses to allow their children to study in a good educational institution and tutoring fees.

They want the government to help them with reasonable tuition fees and equal quality of educational institutions throughout the country. Parents also want to see the inclusion of a foreign language and technology subjects in curriculum at all levels.

As for the source of money, 43.8 percent of parents said they had enough money from their salary for the expenses associated with the new school term while 39.5 percent of parents who didn’t have enough money will use the money from formal and informal loans and pledges of properties.

Source link

Advertisement
Comments

National

Thailand Grants Visa Extensions for Foreigners Affected by COVID-19

The Thai government has issued an announcement, granting automatic visa extensions for foreigners in Thailand who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Avatar

Published

on

The spread of COVID-19 has led to an increasing number of infected persons and many people have died. The Thai government has announced the closure of points of entry into the Kingdom to contain the spread of the disease.

(more…)

Continue Reading

National

Thailand to sit on United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC is one of six major United Nations organizations which is in charge of proposing and reviewing international policy toward economic, social and environmental development.

National News Bureau of Thailand

Published

on

Thailand to sit on ECOSOC

BANKOK, 15 June 2019(NNT) – Thailand has been selected as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 2020 to 2022 on behalf of Asia and the Pacific region alongside China, South Korea and Bangladesh.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Economics

Delayed Government nomination to weigh on economy in 2nd half

the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) forecasts that delaying in the government establishment will affect the expenditure budget for the year 2020.

National News Bureau of Thailand

Published

on

JSCCIB: lengthy time taken to form new govt affects economy in 2nd half of 2019

Bangkok, 6 June 2019 (NNT) – As for the economic situation, the meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) forecasts that the delay in the government establishment will affect the expenditure budget for the year 2020.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Must Read

Press Release

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12,329 other subscribers

Upcoming Events

Mon 13
Fri 17

2nd International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology

April 17 @ 9:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm BMT
Jun 22

6th International Conference on Neuro-Oncology and Brain Tumor

June 22 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 6:00 pm BMT
Jul 20

40th Asia pacific nursing and medicare summit 2020

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 6:00 pm BMT
Aug 21

16th International Expo on Recycling and Waste Management

August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm BMT

Trending