Surat Thani school boss dismissed

national June 13, 2018 17:00

By Suwannee Bundisak
The Nation

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Somchao Sithichen, accused of lunch-budget graft in his role as director of Ban Tha Mai School in Surat Thani’s Tha Chana district, has been temporarily dismissed from service pending a disciplinary probe and a criminal investigation, Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto confirmed on Wednesday.



Wichawut told reporters at a seminar held in Muang district by the Surat Thani Primary Education Service Area 1 Office on Wednesday to develop the potential of 1,540 educational administrators and personnel that he had signed Somchao's dismissal order on Tuesday as recommended by the provincial educational chief Chumpol Srisung. 

He said the case of "pupils fed with plain rice noodles and fish sauce" was a bad apple that affected the whole of Surat Thani education and urged others to think about what is best for the children.

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