Princess to make Islam school visit

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will visit Prateepsasana Islamic School in Nakhon Si Thammarat next week.

Surin Pitsuwan, chairman of the school's Foundation for Educational Development, said the princess would pay a private visit next Monday.

Mr Surin, a former secretary-general of Asean, said the princess has shown interest in the teaching and management methods of Prateepsasana, regarded as one of the country's leading private Islamic schools.

During one of the princess's visits to Narathiwat province, she made it known to her close aides that she wanted other schools in the South to be run in a similar manner to Prateepsasana.

The princess is the patron of 14 Islamic schools in the South.