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Out-of-School Children Situation

in Asia, the Pacific, and Thailand
finding The Way Forward
Towards Zero% OOSC

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Combined with the number of 1,400,000 high school
drop outs and we have 2,000,000 students out of school!

In 2003-2013 there were 600,000
kids who were not in school
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Thailand has encountered the same problem
as many other countries which is the challenge of
helping to bring all children in to the educational system
as well as prevent students from dropping out.
Who are these children?

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2.OOSC in Th a i l a nd

From a study* of 3
groups of students who
started grade 1 in the year
2000-2003 through 12
years of education.

we

found that
17.6% of the
group had
dropped out by

and later on
a further 38.9%
had dropped out
by

grade 12

grade 9

3 out of every 8
high school student
will drop out of school
before completing
their education.
And only 8 out of 10
students will graduate
from grade 9.
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GOA

* Analyzed from statistics of number of graduates from 2012-2013 Thai Ministry of Education in comparison with
the results of “State of national employment rate” in the fourth quarter of 2013 from the National Statistics Office.

96%
0.5%

1%

Giving the same amount of monetary support to
each case does not mean the same result can be
expected because of the different circumstances
different
results
in each area. Most of the time children who live in
poverty stricken areas are usually
not able to get the monetary funding.
In 2011 Thailand
This leads to development of the
assigned 24% of their total
educational innovation which
national budget on education, the will reduce the number of
2nd highest in the world. Furthermore
out of school children so
this budget had been increased 96% in
that we will be able to reach
the last 10 years. But only 0.5% of the the Sustainable Development
Equal
money reached poor

GDP
Per Capita

Goals in the year 2030.

support

results

Innovative
support

OOSC Hurt Thai Economic Potential

Middle Income Trap

2016

children.

effective

Full Potential
Thai Workforce

3% Missing Growth

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2030

Thailand with no OOSC
Thailand with current OOSC

2050

The Economic cost of OOSC in Thailand is worth 3.3 Million baht per year*.
If Thailand can not develop our skilled labour with in the year 2030. It will result in a loss of 3% of our GDP.
Meaning that Thailand will not be able to rise above the Middle Income Trap until the year 2050

Opportunity for All!
* As analyzed by Dr. Nicholas Burnett Former deputy director of UNESCO
during the 2013 “Partnership in Creating a Learning Society for ALL” summit in Thailand