Tokyo, March 9, 2022 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that group company Casio Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding on February 25, 2022 with the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) of the Thai Ministry of Education and the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) covering collaboration on the use of scientific calculators for education in Thailand.
Casio conducts GAKUHAN activities to promote the use of scientific calculators in the field of education worldwide. Among these efforts, its initiatives in Thailand have been selected by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an EDU-Port Japan Supported Project. With the aim of reducing any education gaps, Casio is working with local educators to develop inquiry-based classes in which students in upper secondary education, equivalent to high school in Japan, can learn independently using scientific calculators.
In connection with this project, Casio Marketing (Thailand) will collaborate with OBEC and IPST to establish a platform to serve a forum for discussion among the three parties. On the platform, the parties plan to conduct verification and analysis of inquiry-based mathematics education using scientific calculators and to closely discuss the expansion of the project’s impact.