Thailand has announced that it is partnering with Microsoft in a deal that will see the single largest deployment of Office 365 for education. The five-year deal inked between the country's Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and Microsoft Thailand will ensure that 8 million students along with 400,000 teachers in the country will have free access to Microsoft Office 365 for education.
"This initiative will play a key role in our preparations for ASEAN Economic Community integration and drive the development of 21st century skills that are vital to the Smart Thailand 2020 strategy, whose key objective is to foster sustainable national growth and raise the standard of living through technology," OBEC Senior Advisor in Technology for Teaching and Learning Anek Ratpiyapaporn said in a press release issued by Microsoft.
Currently, 2 million university students and staff members are already participating in the Office 365 for education campaign in Thailand and the new partnership will increase the total to over 10 million.
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