GAT/PAT tests to be held on February 16-19
GAT/PAT (General Aptitude Test and Professional and Academic Aptitude Test) tests for pre-university students will be held one week earlier to avoid clashing with the election day which is expected to be on February 24.
Education Minister Thirakiart Charoensetthasilp said the meeting of the university rectors today resolved to move forward the GAT/PAT tests to February 16-19 otherwise the tests may affect the Thailand University Central Admission System (TCAS) tests.
He said he had instructed the Office of the Basic Education Commission to order all schools under its supervision to rearrange the teaching classes and final tests of upper secondary education students to be completed within February 15 or sooner so that the students can attend the GAT/PAT tests on February 16-19.
The meeting of the university rectors also raised to the attention of Mr Thirakiart the technical problem regarding the TCAS system which often collapsed.
Moreover, it was pointed out during the meeting by the rectors that there were still more than 300 schools which were yet to submit the reports about their Prathomsueksa 6 students to the council of rectors for assessments.
Mr Surakiart said directors of the schools which were yet to file reports about their students would be told to have the reports submitted to the rectors within November 16 or they will be held accountable for disciplinary violation.