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Tablet coupons to 'widen social divide'

Rich kids can buy better devices, says Chaturon

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Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng says replacing government-sponsored tablet computers with 3,000-baht coupons could widen the social divide. 

The coupon idea was raised by Education Vice-Minister Kitti Limsakul at an academic conference last week.

He suggested students be given coupons to redeem against tablet computer purchases, as a way to get around procurement and distribution problems in the government's One Tablet per Child scheme.

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