Bangkok Governor says student hairstyles have no impact on performance

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt told school administrators today (Thursday), during an inspection tour of a city-run school in Din Daeng district related to the cannabis-free policy implemented in all city-run…

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Thai students win annual CanSat international competition

Bangkok’s Assumption College students have achieved fame for Thailand when they won the championship in the annual CanSat design-build-launch competition for space type systems, held at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University…

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Thai school drops military-style uniforms for kindergarteners after backlash

A school in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi has backed off its plan for kindergarten students to wear military style fatigues once a week, after it came under heavy criticism…

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Some unvaccinated, those with allergies to get protein subunit vaccine

COVAVAX protein subunit vaccine will be administered to some unvaccinated people and those who are allergic to other vaccines, said Thailand’s Disease Control Department Director-General Opart Karnkawinpong, as Thailand formally…

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Thai counseling teachers need more support from the system

12 years in counseling works, Manus Onsang, Dek-D.com web editor said he met with counseling teachers enough to know they were mostly well-intended and overburdened with non-counseling school work. Though…

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Thai university presidents apologise for leak of personal information

The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) has offered an apology for a large leak of the personal information of people applying to enter state universities under the Thai…

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More than 300 students at Ratchaburi boarding school catch COVID-19

More than 300 female students attending a boarding school, in the Pak Tho district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, have been found to be infected with COVID-19, but none are in…

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Public outraged after student told to apply for college next year if exams are missed due to COVID

Netizens were outraged on Friday over responses from the Council of University Presidents of Thailand, showing a disregard for the COVID-19 situation, which could affect college admission examinations and the…

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Reopened Thai schools face biggest test as COVID fear stalks classrooms

Of the 12,000 or so Thai schools that resumed onsite learning in November, 71 per cent have successfully ensured that students can sit in class and study with their friends at least half of…

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Students attend morning assembly as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok on February 1, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Sharing school vans blamed for COVID infections among students in Ubon Ratchathani

Travelling together in school vans by students of different schools, in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, is being blamed for new COVID-19 infections by provincial health…

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Preparations underway to deal with COVID in Bangkok’s city-run schools

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has adopted measures to deal with COVID-19 infections in hundreds of schools under its jurisdiction, which are due to reopen for on-site learning on November…

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Fever of excitement and anxiety as Thailand goes back to school

Like many Thai children, 12-year-old Thayan “Fhan” Wirojsakulchai can’t wait to get back to school, the joy of studying at home having long since evaporated. For Thayan, it’s great news…

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Teachers brave tough terrain to deliver milk to children in Kanchanaburi

A group of about 20 dedicated teachers and volunteers braved four hours of rain, mud and flooded dirt roads in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi,…

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Thai netizens fierily debate Pfizer vaccine for students as anti-vaxxers emerge

The Thai hashtag #PfizerForStudents became the top-trending hashtag on Twitter in Thailand for two consecutive days, which resulted in a fiery debate on why some students, dubbed as the Thai…

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Parents of children at child development centres to receive 2,000 baht subsidy

The Thai cabinet approved a 1.32-billion-baht fund today (Tuesday) to help ease the financial burden of parents whose small children are receiving pre-school education at child development centres across the…

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Voluntary inoculation of school students with Pfizer vaccine begins in Thailand

Thailand’s mass voluntary Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign, for students aged 12 to 18, began today (Monday October 4th). 3.6 million students in this age group, or 71% of the 5 million…

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Over 129,000 youths in Thailand infected with COVID-19, number rising

Almost 130,000 youths in Thailand, aged between 6 and 18, were found to be infected with COVID-19 from April until September 11, with 69,628 cases alone in August, said Dr….

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Thailand’s education ministry to inoculate 4.5 million students with Pfizer starting October

Education minister Treenuch Thienthong has revealed a plan to start inoculation of students in all 29 of Thailand’s COVID-19 “dark red” provinces in October, so that the second semester of…

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What children – and parents – can expect from Thailand’s vaccination drive for kids

Children aged 12 and up will soon be rolling up their sleeves for a jab against COVID-19, which has already claimed more than 14,500 lives in Thailand. The Centre for…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan…

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Schools told to open spaces for students to discuss politics and education

In another move to appease protesting students, Deputy Permanent Secretary at Thailand’s Ministry of Education, Ms. Duriya Amatavivat, issued an urgent order today instructing all schools to provide space for…

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High school students hold up blank sheets of paper and raise their hands with a three-fingered defiance salute at a Bangkok school recently.

OBEC tells schools to allow expression of political views on campus

Thailand’s Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has instructed all educational offices to tell schools under their supervision to open a space on campus, to allow students and teachers…

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Security agencies to monitor anti-government student activities

Thai security officers are keeping a close watch on the political activities of the Union of Thai Students, after the group held an anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument in…

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Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

About 86% of parents are concerned about their children going back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they want assurances that the schools will have taken steps to prevent…

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New measure for students and officials returning from COVID-19 high risk countries

All educational personnel from the Education Ministry and students, who have visited six COVID-19 high risk countries, have been told to stop working in their offices or to take leave…

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Chulalongkorn University imposes travel ban on staff members and students

In a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand, Chulalongkorn University has imposed a ban on visiting or transit stopovers in seven countries and two special administration regions…

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Thai universities tighten measures on travel to and from China 

Several Thai universities with student exchange programs with Chinese universities, or a large contingent of Chinese students, have taken measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus on campus. Rangsit…

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