Ministry of Education to propose full school operation


The Ministry of Education in Thailand will seek approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to allow the schools all over the country to operate in full swing.

On Monday, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan announced that he will propose to the CCSA to consider the full onsite reopening of the 4,500 schools nationwide since Thailand has reported zero community transmissions for a long period of time with many lockdown measures lifted.

Echoing the parents’ concern about the split classes, the Ministry of Education minister said that the alternate-day arrangement for attendance, might result in the interruption of the children’s studies.

If granted approval by the CSSA, Teepsuwan underscored that all schools must strictly observe the measures enforced by the Public Health Ministry such as compulsory face masks, hand washing using alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and checking the body temperature of students before they enter the school premises.

The minister also suggested that students who have fever must refrain from going to school until they fully recover.

Meanwhile, the CSSA is set to discuss the issue next week once they get the formal proposal from the Education Ministry this week, Bangkok Post reported.

According to CCSA spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CSSA will push for schools to return to normal but will also consider classroom preventive protocols to safeguard the students from the virus.

Source: Bangkok Post

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Lorenzo is a full time English Language Teacher to high school students in Phitsanulok. He reads and travels for self-enrichment. He also writes at where he shares his struggles and joys of being a teacher in Thailand for almost a decade now.