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UBU representatives visited Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Mukdahan (PCSHSM) for the Thailand – Japan Student ICT Fair (TJ-SIF 2019) hosted by PCSHSM

Patcharin Jongjai     2019/12/22 ,     ( 591 views)  

Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Mukdahan hosted the Thailand – Japan Student ICT Fair (TJ-SIF 2019) from 20 -22 December 2019. The event was sponsored and supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), KOSEN institute, the cooperation network between the Ministry of Education, Thailand and the Ministry of Education, Japan, Japan Embassy in Thailand, Office of the Basic Education Commission, Thailand, Ubon Ratchathani University and 12 different Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools from all around Thailand.

The event was officially opened by Dr. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Education on 20 December 2019.  Afterward, Mr.Chayan Sirimat, the Governor of Mukdahan Province delivered a welcome speech and Mr. Masaharu Kuba, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Thailand, gave a congratulations speech. Following, Dr. Amnat Wichayanuwat, Secretary General of the Basic Education Commission as the Chairman of Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Development Committee and the chair of TJ-SIF 2019 committee, reported the objectives of the event.

For this year, PCSHSM hosted two big events simultaneously: Thailand – Japan Students ICT Fair 2019 and theThailand – Japan Game Programming HACKATHON 2019. The events primarily aimed to serve as a platform to present and exchange academic works and ICT innovations for Thai and Japanese students. Additionally, it aimed to developthe students’ competencies and creative abilities in computational science, ICT and digital technology. These aims were set so students could potentially apply the digital literacy skills to create new and meaningful innovations.

In total, there were 591 Thai and Japanese students. These students came from a variety of schools in both Thailand and Japan. The schools in Thailand consisted of 32 science and technologyoriented schools in Thailand such as Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools, schools under the Science Classrooms in University-Affiliated School Project (SCiUS), and schools under the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents Project (DPST). Furthermore, there was a total of 26 schools from Japan which consisted of 15 Super Science High Schools and 11 institutions from KOSEN.

UBU Is proud to serve as a mentor institution for this project as it aligns with the university’s aim to help improve the national quality of education through developing local primary and high schools.  UBU hopes to stay connected with the project and help develop the knowledge and skills of more students.


Revised and translated by: Jarinda Boonjan

Original (Thai) version by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn

English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri

Photos by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn