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Teacher Exams Held Nationwide At Weekend

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Teacher Exams Held Nationwide At Weekend

In Bangkok, public teacher exams were held at Triam Udom Suksa School in Pathum Wan district. There were more than 1,700 participants. According to Deputy Education Minister Udom Kachintorn who inspected the testing venue, the exams went smoothly with no reports of cheating. Interviews will be conducted on September 1st and results will be announced…

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Saturday School Brings Real-World Skills To Children

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Saturday School Brings Real-World Skills To Children

The Saturday School project is now back – to educate children, inspire its volunteers and benefit the public. Under the project, children can attend various extracurricular activities. “Our lives should not revolve only around school classes. After going to school from Monday to Friday, let’s learn about the real world and related skills on Saturdays,”…

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Thai PE Teacher Allowed To Rape Students For Three Years

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Thai PE Teacher Allowed To Rape Students For Three Years

A Thai teacher of physical education was effectively allowed to continue raping his students after an initial complaint. A student complained three years ago that she was forced to the floor by the teacher. But the claims of the girl were not properly investigated or acted upon. The teacher was just fined two days wages…

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Mother Angry After Teacher Humiliates Her Son Over Unpaid School Fee

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Mother Angry After Teacher Humiliates Her Son Over Unpaid School Fee

A mother has cried foul after her young son was humiliated by a teacher who put a note on his shirt that he owed Bt700 for the school fee. The names of the mother, her son and the school are being withheld. The mother posted a photo of her son wearing the school uniform shirt…

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Thais Learning English:-Stop Rote Learning, Be Brave To Speak,Get Better Jobs And Be Happy

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Thais Learning English:-Stop Rote Learning, Be Brave To Speak,Get Better Jobs And Be Happy

Thais who can speak English and converse with foreigners comfortably have a big advantage in the workplace. In addition to getting better jobs and more money their life is enhanced by being able to speak English. The TNA video began with a young man called Thanachart Piamlapthanaboon who has won an award from Cambridge University…

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Five Senior Monks Implicated In Temple Fund Fraud Scandal

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Five Senior Monks Implicated In Temple Fund Fraud Scandal

Three members of the Sangha Council and two other senior monks have been implicated in alleged involvement in temple fund embezzlement by the National Office of Buddhism. NOB director Pol Lt-Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has already lodged a complaint to the Counter Corruption Police Division (CCPD) against the five senior monks for alleged embezzlement of fund for renovation…

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Childhood Bill Could See The End Of Exams For Young Children

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Childhood Bill Could See The End Of Exams For Young Children

If the Early Childhood Bill sails through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this year, young children will be able to say goodbye to exams. “We hope it will be legislated in time for use in the 2019 academic year,” Assoc Professor Daranee Utairatanakit, a member of the Independent Committee for Education Reform (ICER), said in…

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Senior Education Official Admits To Stealing 88 Million Baht From Fund For Underprivileged Children

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Senior Education Official Admits To Stealing 88 Million Baht From Fund For Underprivileged Children

A senior education official has confessed that she embezzled Bt88 million from a state fund for underprivileged children, particularly those at risk of being lured into the sex trade. The embezzled amount is even greater than the money that had been paid to the intended recipients, which stood at a little over Bt77 million. “She…

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Siam Kid D School In Buriram A Shining Example Of What Young Children Can Achieve

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Siam Kid D School In Buriram A Shining Example Of What Young Children Can Achieve

Regular readers will be aware by now that I was  a primary school teacher in Blackpool for 34 years in a top private school. I have often been a critic of Thai education so it gives me great pleasure to bring you a school in Buriram that really delivers the goods. Siam Kid D School…

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New School Director In Trouble In Alleged Relationship With 14 Year-Old Schoolgirl

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New School Director In Trouble In Alleged Relationship With 14 Year-Old Schoolgirl

A 51-YEAR-OLD school director accused of having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Bua Yai district has been transferred effective immediately. School director Nathapop Boonthongtho was transferred out of the school to an inactive post pending a disciplinary panel’s investigation. Nathapop did not show up at work this week. If…

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