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Earlier today the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand with free access to Microsoft Office 365 for education. The agreement represents the single biggest cloud service deployment for Microsoft in the education sector globally.
Two million university students and staff members are already taking advantage of cloud technology through Office 365 for education in Thailand, and this partnership with OBEC will increase the number of users to more than 10 million. It enables schools and universities across Thailand to create massive repositories of knowledge that can be accessed and shared anywhere, any time, and on any device in a secured and trusted environment.
The agreement is part of Partners in Learning, a global Microsoft program that fosters innovative use of technology in education to help students and teachers around the world maximize their potential. So far, the program has provided training to more than 12 million educators and enhanced the learning experience for 200 million students in 119 countries. In Thailand, Partners in Learning has reached out to more than 164,000 teachers and 8 million students across 39,000 schools nationwide.
Read the official press release, Thailand selects Office 365 for every student nationwide and more on the blog, A tale of two countries: Education technology drives growth and transformation.