Korat kids blast school merger plan
- Published: 9 May 2013 at 20.59
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NAKHON RATCHASIMA - Teachers and pupils at an elementary school in Nakhon Ratchasima municipality on Thursday strongly opposed the Education Ministry‘s plan to close schools with less than 60 students, saying it would have a huge impact on children and their parents.
Pantip Soisuppaseth, acting principal of Nong Pai Lorm school in Muang district, said an inquiry had been held and everyone at the school expressed their opposition to the plan.
The ministry has ordered the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) to close schools nationwide that have less than 60 students enrolled and merge them with larger ones nearby. The plan was confirmed on Wednesday by Obec secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat and has sparked widespread opposition so far.
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