New Assumption College director appointed
St Gabriel's Foundation Tuesday named the new director of the Assumption College (AC) to control the damages from the school's recent controversy.
Surasit Sukchai rose to the AC helm Tuesday, in line with the order signed by the foundation's chairman Sirichai Fonseka.
The former director of AC, Anant Prichavudhi, has been suspended from duty and a fact-finding committee will soon be established.
"The committee will identify problems after which we will seek sustainable solutions," the order said.
Anant has run into real trouble after he reacted to an imminent protest by teachers with an order to suspend AC classes at the time students were about to have final exams. AC teachers had planned the protest against him on several grounds including his refusal to increase their monthly pay in line with the government's policy, his alleged lack of transparency in developing the Rama II campus, and his plan to merge the AC primary and secondary sections.