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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: General News - An extra three billion baht has been approved for the Income Contingent Loans (ICL) scheme to meet the needs of incoming university freshmen - with applications expected to surge by up to 90% in the coming semester, the Bangkok Post reports.
The additional funding significantly boosts the previously approved budget of 4.8 billion baht.
It was agreed on May 22 at a meeting of caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng, caretaker Finance Minister Thanong Bidaya, representatives of the ICL, the Budget Bureau and the Office of the Higher Education Commission.
The money will be drawn from …