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Laos, UK continue cooperation in education development

The Ministry of Education and Sports will continue its cooperation with the UK government in furthering the development of the country's education sector.

During his visit to Laos, Mr John Virgoe, Head of the South East Asia Department the department responsible for UK government policy in the Asean region - yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun.

The meeting was also attended by the British Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Hugh Evans, along with other officials.

During the meeting they discussed the education sector and future cooperation by the UK government specifically in assisting with English teaching and English language training for English language teachers around the country.

The UK government has been assisting in the education sector through various programmes for many years and has provided scholarships to Lao officials to study at UK universities.

Last year, the UK also provided eight scholarships to Lao students wanting to study one year courses at the Master's and PhD levels at leading UK universities.

The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the UK government's official scholarship programme and is funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office along with partner organisations.

The prestigious programme awards outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses in the UK.

Chevening is the UK government's international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It operates in 144 countries worldwide, awarding scholarships to exceptional students in these countries.

The programme offers a unique opportunity for awardees to build a global network of continuing professional significance, enabling talented individuals to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK.

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update March 14, 2017)

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