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' New Breed' Teachers Take Over In Pattani

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'New breed' teachers take over in Pattani

SUPITCHA RATTANA

THE NATION

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PATTANI: -- A crop of "new breed" teachers have taken up their posts at schools in Pattani, replacing those who requested to move out of the southern province's violence-prone areas.

They came from the "new breed teacher" project of the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre, which aims to upgrade education in the five-province area, Pattani Governor Pramuk Lamul said yesterday.

The situation in Pattani is getting better under tightened security measures, Pramuk said,

Due to recent attacks on teachers, about 1,300 schools in Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala have suspended classes due to safety concerns.

Especially hard hit was Ban Tha Kam Cham School in Pattani's Nong Chik district, where gunmen killed the school's headmistress last month, prompting three teachers to leave for other schools.

Pramuk welcomed the "new breed" teachers. "The centre has already provided our province enough teachers," he said.

In Narathiwat, 118 teachers have requested to move to safer schools in the province; 80 others have requested to move out of Narathiwat. Soldiers have been teaching classes in some schools that have been left without enough teachers.

Teachers have also asked to move out of schools in Yala.

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-- The Nation 2012-12-20

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Not much information on what is special about this 'new breed' of teachers.

Not much about what is new about security other than it is 'tighter'.

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When I read the headline, I thought they had an army of luk kreungs taking over the school. Not a bad idea, actually. thumbsup.gif

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One of the mat uninformative articles I've ever read here. Citing old news, some numbers, and no explanations of the "the new breed".

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Not much information on what is special about this 'new breed' of teachers.

Kevlar jackets maybe, as that's what they need.

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They came from the "new breed teacher" project of the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre, which aims to upgrade education in the five-province area

I was expecting the GMO bullet-proof type. :(

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Agree with all the prior posts. This really does not say much and makes The Nation look ridiculous (to me) in its choice and quality of material.

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Maybe they are dwarves and will dress like the kids so the terrorists dont realize they are adults, reckon the terrorists would be stupid enough to fall for it.

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Who ever they are.. may they keep their heads low.. be safe

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Not much information on what is special about this 'new breed' of teachers.

Not much about what is new about security other than it is 'tighter'.

You are correct in that I also wondered what made up the "New Breed". What struck me though was that there are (some) soldiers taking up the slack and ... THAT! impresses me.

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"The situation in Pattani is getting better under tightened security measures, Pramuk said,"

Just because nobody was killed the last three days? Thai/Muslim teachers with a towel on their heads would be the best prevention--w00t.gif

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I don't believe it matters if you are Buddhist or Muslim, if you work for a gov't school, you are a target. I believe the same is true for any area of gov't employment--I note a lot of the village headmen and chiefs are Muslim, but are still killed.

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