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Direct exams hurting poor, says Chaturon

Minister renews plea on uni selection tests

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Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng has repeated his call for universities to cut the number of recruitment rounds held through direct admissions, to ensure fairness to poor students. 

FLASHBACK: Parents and students protested in 2006 outside the National Institute of Educational Testing (NIET) against the O-Net college entrance exam results. The situation still remains high unpopular, as bureaucrats refuse to change. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The frequent exams held by universities under the direct admission method give students from well-to-do families an edge over those who are financially worse off and are unable to pay for the cost of sitting the tests, he said.

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