Published: 10 Oct 2013 at 07.33Online news:
School terms will stay as they are, despite a push to bring term start dates in line with the Asean norm.
Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng on Wednesday said he has told schools to stick with the status quo.
He made the decision even though 27 universities under the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) have announced they will change their term dates to synchronise with universities in Asean countries.
The CUPT had agreed to start their first term around August and the second term in January.
The ministry on Wednesday raised the matter in talks with school executives, who agreed not to follow the CUPT's example.
The first school term runs from May 16-Oct 11 and the second term from Nov 1-April 1.
Mr Chaturon said Mathayom 6 (Grade 12) students will graduate in early April, which will give them four months to prepare themselves before universities start their first term.
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