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Obec told to review quotas

Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang urged the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) to review the student recruit ratio after many famous schools saw a drop in student applicants under the near-home quota yesterday.

Chaturon urged Obec to gather information about each school's student applicants via the near-home quota for analysis and possible review. If the number of student applicants were truly down, possibly due to lower child numbers, the quota for near-school student recruits should be cut and added to the number of student recruited via entrance exams, he said.

But Chaturon said class sizes should not be over 50 students and the number of classrooms should not be raised, to protect teaching and learning quality.

Chaturon inspected the Mathayom 1 entrance exams at Bangkok's Suksanari School yesterday.

He said the exams were not affected by the protest, as schools and police had prepared for possible impacts and let people travel to and from schools.






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