By The Nation
The call was made by Thong-arb Boon-arj, director of the Sa Kaew Agricultural and Technology College, who was commenting on the policy of Deputy Education Minister Kalaya Sophonpanich to boost agricultural standards via vocational schools.
Thong-arb said he fully supports the idea because it is vital that students have a profound knowledge of basic farming techniques before they can support themselves on their own farms.
But, the school director said, the subsidy budget for agriculture and fisheries vocational schools is inadequate. He said there are not many students in such vocational schools, so the schools find it hard to operate with the current subsidy level.