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Education Minister orders inspection of teachers’ professional licenses

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Education Minister, Nataphol Teepsuwan, says he has received numerous complaints, not only about cases of student abuse, but also about education fees and other issues. He has instructed the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) to examine these issues and find solutions, including an inspection of the professional licenses of school teachers.

 

Mr. Nataphol said the commission is now focusing on three main issues. The first deals with physical abuse of students. According to the current regulations, violators are subject to warnings, probation, point deductions or taking part in behavioral adjustment activities. The second issue concerns babysitters, as they don’t have teaching duties. The third is tuition fees, which must comply with the rules and regulations. Furthermore, the Teachers’ Council will look into teachers’ professional licenses.

 

Concerning the possibility of closing down a school in connection with a student abuse case, the Education Minister said the impact would not only be felt by the affected students, but it would also affect other students and teachers. The ministry is seeking measures to address the problem, and it is possible that a committee will be set up to control the situation.

 

On a proposal to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in classrooms, the Education Minister insisted that the issue will be thoroughly considered because it may violate the rights of children.

 

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1 hour ago, Geoffggi said:

This should also apply to Thai teachers .................LOL

i’ll bet it’s both, Thai as well as foreign, as the same entity handles the licensing for both of these groups (where licensing is mandatory based on the institution).

 

With the “temporary” it should be easier to insure compliance as the letter, when issued, is school-specific.. so Krusapah should know who is currently licensed to be a what schools and for how long.... Permanent (5yr) is harder as they are not tied to any one school. So you’d need to do a hard check on those people - which on a numerical basis, is probably the vast majority of all in-class instructional staff.

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Maybe they would care to inspect the students proficiency exams and test scores as well.

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Something tells me the degree guy at khaosan could be very busy

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16 hours ago, herfiehandbag said:

Installing CCTV cameras in classrooms!

 

They can't even get the <deleted> fans to work!

 

...or the kids

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

On a proposal to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in classrooms, the Education Minister insisted that the issue will be thoroughly considered because.........

...there might be some big, fat, juicy brown envelops in the offing.

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Furthermore, the Teachers’ Council will look into teachers’ professional licenses.

Get many foreigner teatcher out of job if they really do that! 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree Diploma or Higher, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, Non-Immigrant Business “B” Visa, A Good Picture and a Good Attitude

 

Attitude part maybe the most tough one. If watch what have happen now.

 

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

a committee will be set up

Committee!!! After weeks of free lunches the committee will have gained several pounds.

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2 hours ago, 2 is 1 said:

Get many foreigner teatcher out of job if they really do that! 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree Diploma or Higher, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, Non the most tough one. If watch what have happen now.

 

Yes, pretty soon somebody in power is going to suddenly stop from protecting his own rear and realise if they chased up every teacher without papers they wont have any English teachers left.  Its only a few adventurous sorts that would leave high (ish) salaries at home to come out here for very low salaries.  Add to that the already shortage of teachers here due to the corona virus and they have big problem.  This is the root cause of some 'influential' schools getting away with it for so long.  

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