By The Nation
This move is in response to the “Bad Student” protest on Wednesday (August 19), in which students called on Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan to change the Thai education system.
The letter from the permanent secretary urges schools to establish platforms so students have the opportunity to discuss issues that bother them, while principals should ensure students’ safety and freedom.
The letter also called on school administrators to submit their suggestions or complaints to the educational service office in the area, which will then be transferred to the Bureau of Integrated Educational Affairs by September 15 before it is handed over to the ministry for consideration.
In relation to students’ complaint about being forced to cut their hair short, the ministry said it is considering this regulation but is holding off on any immediate changes.