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Education officials asked to review need for special tutorial classes

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has asked the Education Ministry to look into tutorial schools, which it says are expensive and a burden for parents and students, permanent secretary Sutthasri Wongsamarn said yesterday.

The NCPO said ties between parents, |students and teachers should be restored and classroom study should be effective enough to ensure that special tutorial classes are not needed, she said, quoting remarks made at a recent meeting between the NCPO and ministry officials.

The study - to find out why students need extra tutorial classes - should be completed in two months. The study will look into relevant issues including the quality of teachers and teaching methods, the curriculum and admission or selection of students to university, she said, adding that ongoing education reform was expected to solve these problems.

The military officials also asked education agencies to speed up or complete drafts or amendments of all relevant laws by July 15, as well the disbursement of this year's budget by September, and allocation of the 2015 budget |in time for the start of the next fiscal year in October.




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