Students to recite '12 core values' of the nation daily
From this year's second semester onwards, students at all levels will be required to recite the "12 core values of the Thai people", either as part of their daily flag-raising ceremony or in class, Kamol Rodklai, chief of the Office of the Basic Education
He added that his office would forward the verse to all educational-service area offices to ensure students from Prathom 1 to Mathayom 6 recite it every day. The “12 core values” will also be turned into a song so it’s easier to remember, and Obec will also ask academics to seek more effective ways to imbibe these values in young ones.
This is in accordance with Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s policy for all agencies to promote the 12 national core values.
The 12 values include: upholding the nation, religion and monarchy; having respect for parents, guardians and teachers; seeking direct and indirect knowledge and education; preserving Thai traditions and culture; and understanding and learning about true democratic ideals with His Majesty as head of state.
Suthasri Wongsamarn, permanent secretary of the Education Ministry, said the ministry would also seek cooperation from private schools to have their pupils recite these 12 values as well. She said it would be up to each school to decide at what time of the day this verse is recited, adding that the core values would also be instilled in student-development activities.
Karun Sakulpradit, chief of the Office of Non-formal and Informal Education, said his agency would also add this list of core values to the curriculum so students can learn them by heart and implement them in daily life. All non-formal and informal facilities would also put these core values up on a signboard so everybody can read them.