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students cannot be forced to take U-NET
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:44:31 PM »
Education Minister says students cannot be forced to take U-NET

BANGKOK, 30 April 2014 (NNT) – Universities have no authority to require students in the senior year of the bachelor's degree programs to take the proposed U-NET standardized test, although the test scores would provide valuable data for improving on tertiary education, according to Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng.

The minister of education on Tuesday met with the heads of the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (NIETS) and the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) to discuss the proposed U-NET examination, which is being developed in adherence to the transnational qualifications framework (TQF).

According to Mr. Chaturon, the first U-NET tests will be piloted with English for communication as the subject. 3 other subjects – Thai for communication, Information and technology use for life, and critical thinking and problem analysis – will be added to the test once the sections are appropriately developed. However, it is unlikely that the development of the full test will be finished in time for 2015, the minister noted.

Mr. Chaturon also noted that the U-NET will be only be sat voluntarily, and a test taker's score will not be disclosed to anybody else but the test taker.

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