- PM calls for support for new academic year
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has called on everyone involved to work together to ensure the success of the academic year 2021-2022, which began on Monday.
The premier called for cooperation in his message to mark the start of the new academic year amid the escalating Covid-19 outbreak, which has meant that classes in many areas are unable to open as the new academic year begins.
The government has postponed the start of classes at schools in all areas where locally-transmitted Covid cases have been reported.
Vientiane authorities recently ordered the closure of all schools, with entrance exams to tertiary education institutions suspended after numerous cases of Covid were reported in the capital.
- Teachers advised to refine instruction techniques
As the new school year begins, teachers are advised to prepare and develop new teaching methods to help students adapt to the circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Minister of Education and Sports, Associate Prof. Dr Phouth Simmalavong, gave the advice to education administrators, teachers and children in a message to mark the start of the new academic year on Monday.
- Giant Buddha statue to grace That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone
A 100-metre-high Buddha statue will be installed in the That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone by a Chinese developer, as part of plans for a new cultural attraction, according to the zone developer.
A report on the project was presented when the National Steering Committee met last week to discuss the statue and its location in the zone in Vientiane.
The meeting on the Buddha Image Construction Project was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, who is the President of the National Steering Committee overseeing the project.