Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
In 2011, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Thailand stated:
78. The MOE [Ministry of Education] Regulation on Proof of Admission of Students into Educational Institutions, approved by the Cabinet on 5 July 2005 and its order dated 27 October 2005, require all educational institutions to admit children of school age to study in their institutes, with or without evidence of civil registration, by using birth certificates or letters of certification of birth, or other proof issued by government authorities, or documents permitted by the MOE, or personal history record of the child recorded by parents, caretakers, non-governmental organizations or the children themselves. … The Regulation also requires the MOE to provide suitable education to displaced children fleeing armed conflict, with a view to develop their quality of life and promote peaceful co-existence.
Children in temporary shelters for displaced persons fleeing armed conflict
103. The organization of education for displaced persons fleeing armed conflict has been on-going since 1998, in cooperation with over 10 NGOs. The education provided consists of three levels, namely pre-school, primary and lower secondary (Grade 1–10), and covers a variety of subjects, including Thai, Burmese, Karen, English, science, mathematics, history, geography, sanitation and some others. Evaluation is conducted on a three-year basis. A certificate of completion is issued by the education committee based in the areas in cooperation with the organizations responsible for the curricula. After completion of Grade 10, the children may choose to continue with vocational training, organized by the MOI [Ministry of Interior] in cooperation with UNHCR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees] and private organizations, to enable them to acquire vocational skills and become self-relian[t] when returning to the country of origin.
104. The MOE is in the process of reviewing various teaching and learning curricula used by NGOs to ensure common standards and consistency with the national curriculum in accordance with the National Education Plan of 2002–2016. The Ministry is also responsible for approving certificates of education issued by NGOs to enable displaced person[s] to further their education, if they so wish, in their country of origin or in the third country.