University probes report of lecturer exchanging grades for 7/11 stamps probed
July 15, 2014 00:00 By DPA and the Nation
Kalasin Rajabhat University on Tuesday ordered investigation into a report that its lecturer allegedly exchanged grades for 7-Eleven discount stamps.
The conversation between the lecturer and the student were recorded in a video and posted to YouTube. The clip purportedly showed a lecturer asking studentsto trade their 7-Eleven stamps in exchange for better grades. "I will give you a better grade if you bring me the stamps. But it is not mandatory, just a suggestion," the lecturer said in the clip. One girl reportedly exchanged 400 stamps for an A grade. The clip was posted online by a disgruntled student after university officials failed to act on her complaints, the report said. 7-Eleven stamps are part of a promotional campaign run by the convenience store. Patrons are rewarded with stamps for their purchases, which can then be traded for gifts and discounts. Thailand is the third-largest market for 7-Eleven in the world, afterJapan and the United States, with almost 7,000 stores nationwide.