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« on: December 24, 2012, 02:04:31 PM »
Deputies bemoan lack of top jobs at small schools

More than 700 deputy school directors who passed an examination to qualify as principals are complaining over the delay in their being appointed to the positions at schools with few students.

Recently, a group of around 20 deputy school directors met at the Education Ministry to ask for a clarification after the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) announced that no directors would be appointed at schools with fewer than 60 students.

Thammarat Thamputtawong, deputy director of Ban Phaktop Prachanukun school in Udon Thani, heads the school administrators' network in the Northeast. He said 724 deputy directors had passed the Obec's recruitment, examination and training of school principals, and are waiting only for the appointment to start work as school directors.

"Eight months have passed and they have not been called to report for duty," Mr Thammarat said. He said the delay might be an attempt by the Obec to shut down and merge small schools.

"Right now, small schools are suffering administrative problems because they have no director," he said.

The group handed a letter to Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanich asking the ministry to reverse its decision not to appoint directors to schools with fewer than 60 students, and to speed up the appointment of school directors.

"We are afraid we will lose our right to work as school directors as the results of the principal examinations are valid for only two years," Mr Thammarat said.

Sedtakul Charoenwong, deputy director of Ban Nongbua school in Khon Kaen, said he had heard of directors being appointed at some small schools with under 60 students in other parts of the country, such as in Kalasin Educational Service Area Office 2 and Roi Et Educational Service Area Office 3.

"It is a double standard. Obec must take a practical approach toward school director appointments for all education service areas," he said. The group plans to return to the ministry if the Obec does not reply by the end of January.

Chinnapat Bhumirat, secretary-general of the Obec, said his agency will discuss the issue with the Office of the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission.
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