Education Department of Bangkok Archdiocese
From its HQ in Bangkok, EDBA governs 43 schools and colleges - many more are affiliated...
EDBA - the Education Department of the Bangkok Archdiocese - has its headquarters with an office staff of about 100 in the Yanawa district near the downtown Sathorn area of the city.
At its head is H.E. Michael Cardinal Kitbunchu, the primate of Thailand, who was born in Samphran, near today's campus of Joseph Upatham School. Cardinal Kitbunchu was ordained in 1959 and completed his studies at the Minor Seminary of Siracha, in Thonburi. He received his degree in Theology and Philosophy from Rome's Urban Pontifical College and returned to his native country to become the Bangkok archdiocesan consultant. In 1965 he was made Rector of the Metropolitan Seminary of Bangkok. In 1972 he was named Archbishop of Bangkok and was elevated to the College of Cardinals by John Paul II in 1983.
Cardinal Kitbunchu spends much of his leisure, particularly his weekends, on the beautiful landscaped campus Joseph School and NELC.
The EDBA oversees the policy making for its diocesan schools, develops the curricula, syllabuses and exams, and operates a central electronic answer-sheet reader system for the semester exams of its 70,000 students. The EDBA also supervises the authoring and publishing of the Assumption Press texbooks for all the core subjects and is overall responsible for teacher training. The executive chairman, Fr. Dr. Vivat and his staff work in close collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Education. Fr. Vivat is also Principal of St. Joseph Intertechnology College in Sampran, near the NELC.
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