Laos: New dormitories for Law Faculty
With the technical expertise of Project LAO/023 ”Strengthening the Rule of Law through Legal University Education” and the Faculty and funding from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, four hundred students at the Faculty of Law and Political Science will now benefit from new dormitories. Two main buildings plus separate cooking and laundry facilities have been constructed in order to replace the old dilapidated dormitories. The dormitories are located about 150 meters from the Faculty campus in Ban Donnokhoum (Vientiane) and will cater mainly to poorer students coming from provinces outside Vientiane. The facilities have been designed to minimize running costs and maintenance needs whilst respecting the environment. The buildings are furnished to make the area functional and attractive both for studying and socialising.
This four-year project focuses on improving the quality of the education provided by the Faculty through capacity building among staff and students, while at the same time improving its facilities. Currently more than 20 Faculty members are studying for Masters and PhD’s with support from the project. These staff are also in charge of producing learning materials, improve teaching methodology, improving English language proficiency, promote research, and empower students to take on more responsibility for their own learning and their community through the formation of student clubs.
Besides the new dormitories most classrooms at the Faculty have been renovated and a new “Learning Building” to host the Faculty library and facilities for independent learning of English language and IT as well as meeting rooms will open soon. Ribbons to the new dormitories were cut by the President of National University of Laos Prof Soukkongseng Saignaleuth and Mr Claude Jentgen, Chargé d'affaires, Luxembourg Embassy with Faculty staff and students in attendance at a ceremony that was held in conjunction with a Steering Committee meeting to review project progress. Parties agreed that the project has been very successful in addressing many needs but that the Faculty is still in need of future support especially in order to strengthen operating systems and procedures.↑ To the top