LYCEUM MANILA HOSTS THAI STUDENTS
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) in Nonthaburi, Thailand, is the first university in Southeast Asia to use the distance learning system, and currently the biggest in Thailand. Its Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) students recently spent three days at the Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila Campus, as part of the Cultural Exchange Program between the two universities.
Photo shows the Thai students, with Dr. Khlibtong (front row, 4th from right) and Khun Rattip (front row, 4th from left), holding up their respective Certificates of Attendance distributed to them by Chef David Pelaez (center), Director of the LPU Culinary Institute.
Led by STOU's Vice-President for Educational Services, Dr. Jinda Khlibtong, and Acting Head of International Affairs, Khun Rattip Phukkeson, the group of 15, who were mostly first-timers in Manila, chose the convenience of staying at LPU's own boutique hotel, The Bayleaf Intramuros, the school's training hotel for its HRM students. The visitors were all-praise for the culinary expertise shared by them by their LPU counterparts, using the ultra-modern facilities of the LPU Culinary Institute.