East Asian countries have agreed to adopt an action plan to improve the quality of education in the region at a recent regional education ministers’ meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The first regional meeting from July 3-5 drew representatives from 10 ASEAN member countries, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia and the US .

The action plan, to be completed by 2015, will see 13 education projects, Indonesian Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh said.

They include projects on regional interoperability of national qualification frameworks, East Asian teaching standards frameworks and the facilitation of technical and vocational education and teacher training, and the acceleration and enhancement of learning, studying and the creativeness of students, according to the minister.

The event, a follow up to the East Asian Summit in Bali last year, has an overall objective of looking at how to improve education quality with the three strategic priorities to achieve, namely system development, community improvement and connectivity.-VNA