2nd Young SEA-TVET Symposium with theme “Young Smart Farmers” was held by OVEC and SEAMEO on 30 Aug - 2 Sept 2017 in Pattaya

As a successful continuation from the 1st Young SEA-TVET Symposium in Krabi in August 2016, the 2nd Young SEA-TVET Symposium: Young Smart Farmer, which was hosted by the Officer of the Vocational education Commission (OVEC) Thailand, and co-organised by SEAMEO was held in Pattaya, Thailand on 30 August-2 September 2017. The event was held in response to improve the quality of education of teachers and students and to promote TVET innovative practices and 21st century skills of students that were highlighted during the 2nd and 3rd High Official Meeting on SEA-TVET, in May 2016 and 2017.

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Teens’ Real Contribution for Improving Nutrition and Health Literacy in Schools

High school students or known as teenagers are vulnerable group for health and nutritional disorders so that they need special attention. They spend a lot of time in school where the condition of the environment shapes their attitudes, behaviors, and interest especially in terms of health and nutrition issues. Therefore, nutrition education and promotion becomes very important for teenagers in improving their knowledge for shaping the behavior of healthy lifestyle. Teenagers belong to the millennial generation t are very keen to various technologies, especially information technology. They spend a lot of time on social media, reading news, and information sharing. Those are very potential media as nutrition education channels for young generation.

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SEAMEO Centre Directors Meeting 2017 Convened in Jakarta, Indonesia

Directors and senior officers of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) units* gathered in Jakarta from 26 to 28 July for the SEAMEO Centre Directors’ Meeting 2017.

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3rd High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET was hosted by Ministry of Education, Malaysia on 23-25 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur

The 3rd High Officials Meeting (HOM) on Southeast Asia - Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) with the theme of “21st Century TVET in Southeast Asia: Advancing Toward Harmonisation and Internationalisation” was organised by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia in partnerships with the Southeast Asian Ministers  of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH)at Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur on 23 -25 May 2017.

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Indonesia Hosted 49th SEAMEO Council Conference and Strategic Dialogue for Education Ministers (SDEM) on Education Agenda 3

The Republic of the Indonesia, through its Ministry of Education and Culture, hosted biennial conference of Southeast Asian Education Ministers – the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC) and Strategic Dialogue for Education Ministers (SDEM) on Education Agenda 3, on 24-27 July, 2017 at the Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia. 

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Visit of SEAMEO Council President to SEAMEO Member Countries

The Minister of Education Thailand visited 10 SEAMEO Member Countries in his capacity as SEAMEO Council President. During his visits, SEAMEO Council President discussed about how to provide educational exchanges and various initiatives to attain the goal of SEAMEO 7 Priority Areas as well as the establishment of new SEAMEO Centres including Thailand initiative to establish SEAMEO STEM to be propose in 49th SEAMEO Council Conference.

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