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History lessons will soon include more recent events, says Wissanu


The government wants to improve the content taught in history classes and bring the lessons up to date, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.

He said that at a meeting later in the day with the Education Ministry, he will explain why history lessons need to be revised.

“It is the Education Ministry’s job to improve the subject and content taught in class,” he said. “Many parents have asked me why schools do not teach about previous political rallies, because their children do not want to participate in ongoing events. So, I want to know whether the ministry has included events that have taken place in the past 70 to 80 years in history lessons.”

He added that the extra historical information may be offered in the form of a film, so children are aware of what happened in the recent past, adding that it is the students’ duty to find the truth.

Published : October 07, 2020

By : The Nation