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Online Uproar Forces School To Cancel One-By-One Greeting Policy

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Online Uproar Forces School To Cancel One-By-One Greeting Policy

By  Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Students line up in front of Udonpittayanukoon School in Udon Thani on Monday.

 

UDON THANI — We all know what it’s like to be stuck in traffic for more than an hour in Thailand. But how about being stuck in an hour-long line to enter your own school?

 

Five thousand Udonpittayanukoon School students in Udon Thani found themselves in a chaos when school opened Monday. Under a new order from the director, they were required to line up and properly greet, or waii, their teachers at the gate – one by one. The change resulted in a long line snaking around the school and prompted many students to complain on social media.

 

Full story:  http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2017/07/05/online-uproar-forces-school-cancel-waii-greeting-policy/

 
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well... they just don't make kids like they used to!!

 

 

any kid who didn't partake, would have been wai out of line

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Where some teachers need that coffee in the morning to get them through the day, other teachers need that wye of validation for their fragile egos. Well done, director. Just stick to collecting those brown envelopes. 

 

Is this school or military camp?

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The school director does not seem to have thought about the effects of his order. It represents the existing level of education very well.

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“The act of waii is not only a policy, it’s the identity of Thainess,” school director Sujin Khaokaew said Tuesday.

He added, “School does not only teach academic lessons to students, it must also teach Thai manners, which is the identity of our culture.”

 

Conform

 

Obey

 

Wait in line 

 

Still at least I now know what "Thainess" is. 

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"School director Sujin admitted the policy led to long lines, but blamed teachers for positioning themselves too close to the gate which blocked the flow of students. Teachers have now been moved to stand and receive the waii inside the school compound, he said.

“Kids these days don’t have much patience,” Sujin said. “So, apart from teaching academic lessons to them, we have to teach them how to be patient.”

 

It's going to be a long, long, long school year, kids.

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This has  been the policy at every school I have worked in or  visited  But the " gate duty "  was only a small group of teachers accompanied by some students But we had our duty 1 time a week. it never caused delays because it ws just the quick greeting wai not the full low stoop wai

Udon Pit is a very large school situated on a very busy road . I cannot understand why there were problems unless the teachers were stopping every student and making them wai every  one of them individualy , instead  of a quick  wai as they were walking which is the normal way 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Under a new order from the director,

and ask this brainless director and after all the irrational excuses, the answer will boil to to :'because i can';

ego problem

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"the director defended it as a necessary means to teach youngsters to respect their elders and observe Thai culture." Absolutely right. These kids need attitude adjustment.  They learn their bad behaviour from watching farang movies.

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