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Offline thaiga

grading students according to their appearance
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:16:53 PM »
Students allege rights abuses

Uncertified study programmes, inconsistencies in the Student Loan Fund, sexual harassment and beauty-oriented grading systems are among the violations of students' rights at Thai universities, the Students' Rights Protection Network said.

Network vice president Chandra Phuphiewnak said the group had received complaints in five cases.

At Ban Somdet Chao Phraya Rajabhat University, Faculty of Medical Technology students recently learned that their programme was not certified by the Medical Technology Council.

Another Rajabhat University was found to be enrolling students even after classes had been filled.

At an unspecified university, teachers were grading students according to their appearance, while some said they were molested.

The Students' Rights Protection Network was taking part in training at the Office of Higher Education Commission yesterday, where deputy secretary-general Kamjorn Tatiyakavi advised them to learn about students' rights and about prospective institutes and whether the programmes were certified.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Students-allege-rights-abuses-30177436.html
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Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 04:04:41 PM »
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...and beauty-oriented grading systems...

 ;D How plastic can they get? Never ceases to amaze me.  ::)
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 07:14:08 PM »
"grading students according to their appearance"

Don't they have to wear uniforms here and also in some Western countries just to avoid that and the display of social differences?
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Offline thaiga

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 08:47:09 PM »
while some said they were molested.   

After being molested their appearance would be somewhat SCRUFFY :uhm
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 09:12:41 PM »
Picture yourself walking through the aisles of a classroom watching out for them cheating in a test, and one of the young ladies giggles: "hi hi hi, kon look!" - next you'll be handcuffed and put in jail for having been the reason for the young lady's 'feeling'; you must have molested her by your walking around the classroom, otherwise she hadn't got goosebumps.
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Offline thaiga

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 09:31:24 PM »
The complaints are probably from the students that failed

 
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 05:36:29 AM »
The complaints are probably from the students that failed

 


Ever heard of a student complaining about having received high marks not earned?
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:34:24 AM »
Ever heard of a student complaining about having received high marks not earned?

The parents are usually the ones that complain the most.  Many will make a visit to the school to demand why their precious one failed.  No one wants to lose face, so usually things are smoothed over and grades are changed.  Sometimes they'll bring in some big boss, high ranking official high up in the pecking order, or poo-yai to speak on their behalf.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 10:31:12 AM »
Once I dared to fail a young monk in M6 at a temple school because he skipped at least 80 % of class and produced in the final exam only about 30 points out of 100 at a class average of 80 points. Thai government regulation says that one already cannot pass/get credits, if not having attended class more than 60 % of the time regardless of the reason. He went to some higher monk working in the administration, one who couldn't speak English himself and who was still studying Political Science in his first year at the Buddhist College. This older monk gave him the "opportunity to show his English skills" by writing a list of 100 verbs. Upon that he changed his grade to a B. Nobody from the temple dared to tell me, students from the Teachers College who did their professional training there did. They didn't feel it right, either.
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Students must speak up to protect their rights: OHEC

Female university students who have been victims of sexual abuse and believe they are being treated unfairly by their lecturers or advisers need to protect their rights and not shy away from lodging complaints with the police, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) said yesterday.
OHEC has offered to help look into such allegations and take disciplinary action against lecturers if their universities fail to penalise them, but the victims have to come forward first, deputy OHEC secretary-general Kamjorn Tatiyakawee said.

Kamjorn was responding to complaints made during a recent meeting of U-Rights, a network of university students, in which many lecturers were accused of giving grades to female students depending on their looks. The highest number of complaints brought up in the meeting were directed at certain lecturers at an unspecified Rajabhat Institute campus.

In their complaint, students said that lecturers appeared to inadvertently touch their breasts or thighs while telling them that their shirts were too tight or skirts too short. This usually happened when they were alone with the lecturers. Also, many said that students with average looks usually earned lower grades than good-looking ones.

The Rajabhat Institute in question later issued a statement saying it had never received such complaints from victims of sexual abuse or those who believed they had been unfairly given lower grades due to their average looks. The institute's rector also called on students to come forward so their cases could be dealt with privately.

The unnamed rector condemned the accused lecturers, saying they did not deserve to hold their jobs and vowed to initiate an investigation as soon as the complaints are launched.

"Their conduct is not acceptable and would only damage the institute's image and discourage students from taking up the teaching profession, especially if this misconduct was by lecturers from the Education Faculty," the rector was quoted as saying.

A victim told the meeting she would lodge a complaint within a week, while U-Rights said it would follow up by issuing an open letter publicising the names of the institutes and lecturers.

Assoc Prof Prueng Kijratphorn, chair of Council of Rajabhat University Presidents of Thailand, said any campuses facing such complaints should launch an investigation and penalise lecturers accordingly.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Students-must-speak-up-to-protect-their-rights-OHE-30177489.html
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Offline Johnnie F.

Also, many said that students with average looks usually earned lower grades than good-looking ones.

It must be a sheer coincidence when students who excel in their academic work do also know how to take care of their appearance.
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Lebowski

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Re: grading students according to their appearance
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 01:53:44 PM »
Once I dared to fail a young monk in M6 at a temple school because he skipped at least 80 % of class and produced in the final exam only about 30 points out of 100 at a class average of 80 points. Thai government regulation says that one already cannot pass/get credits, if not having attended class more than 60 % of the time regardless of the reason. He went to some higher monk working in the administration, one who couldn't speak English himself and who was still studying Political Science in his first year at the Buddhist College. This older monk gave him the "opportunity to show his English skills" by writing a list of 100 verbs. Upon that he changed his grade to a B. Nobody from the temple dared to tell me, students from the Teachers College who did their professional training there did. They didn't feel it right, either.

That's a great example JF of how incompetence and apathy is perpetuated into the system again and again in so many different areas. Happens at many levels of schooling and training, hence a Thai degree is worth nothing once you step outside Thailand.

The end result is people in positions that are incapable of doing their jobs properly with corruption plus nepotism proliferating. 

I have heard too, secondhand I must admit from those that teach here, tales that it's hardly even worth giving exams out as they are not allowed to fail students as the grades are 'adjusted' later behind their backs, especially at private education establishments.  :uhm
 

 



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