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Ministry officials try to shut down no-uniform option; but rules say it is OK

Submitted on Sat, 2019-01-12 17:21After the decision by Bangkok Christian College to let students choose what to wear every Tuesday, Ministry of Education (MOE) officials have tried to halt the experiment and stop other schools from copying it even though the rules say it is OK.              The Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) has sent an official letter to Bangkok Christian College, a famous private school, asking it to review its initiative. Mr. Chalam Attatham, Secretary-General of OPEC, said that OPEC is worried about discipline, orderliness, the expense for parents, teachers’ responsibility, the Thai social context and social problems that might arise. “Bangkok Christian College must consult its board and report back to the Ministry of Education, because what students can wear in private schools still comes under the 2008 MOE Uniform Rules. We understand that the school’s executive team and teachers have consulted each other and want to do research on student uniforms for 6 weeks, but we want them to look deeper than that into what effects it will have during the experiment. After all, the MOE, if anything happens, has to reconsider this. If other private schools want to do anything, they should think carefully about the consequences of their actions. A school board has to be strong about this,” said Mr. Chalam. In response, College Director Mr. Suphakit Jitklongsub accepted that he feels uneasy. “If it ends, it ends, and I think it’s not a big deal. At least it shows us the state of society at this hour and our readiness to go along with each other when we have different ideas.  We may not able to reach that point.” However, he will continue with the initiative while discussing it with parents and students following the instructions from the MOE.  There have also been... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Ministry officials try to shut down no-uniform option; but rules say it is OK, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Ministry officials try to shut down no-uniform option; but rules say it is OK

 

 

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Published By: Prachatai - Saturday, 12 January

 

 

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