As I was driving to work this morning, my regular bad-car-singing escapades was interrupted by the 10 am news. Nothing really interesting – same political BS, same crappy issues… but at least one news point caught my attention.
It seems the average Thai kids IQ is below the international average of developed nations. Thai 8-13 kids on average have an IQ of about 88 according to the recent report.
I’m not all that surprised considering the activities and outlets Thai kids have at their disposal…. namely shopping malls, and well… shopping malls…. barely any libraries, barely any organized sports. Its actually really sad… considering the Central Group just bought land around Pleon Chit from the British Embassy to develop another damn shopping complex… I mean seriously how many shopping malls does Bangkok need?
And psh… Thai secondary education? Forget about it… its not about learning – its about memorization.
Anyhow, let me stop my senseless rant.