Schools Allowed To Decide How To Teach Students From 1st June

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The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) will allow schools to decide how to provide teaching to students when the new term begins on 1st June.

Obec secretary-general Amporn Pinasa said Obec and the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) have been assessing control zones for schools and considering their readiness for the school term.

As some schools cannot return to normal teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Obec has decided to offer five learning and teaching options – on-site, on-air, online, on-demand, and on-hand learning – depending on the specific situation each school finds itself in, Mr Pinasa said.

Students can choose learning options that best suit their circumstances without creating a burden on their parents.

“Obec will find a way to arrange efficient courses. We will also offer alternative learning, such as work skills while waiting for the term,” he said.

Obec will apply the lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak last year, and that schools will dip into their archives to pull out old lessons.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong is working with Chulalongkorn University to help develop online courses for teachers.

For on-air study, the Education Ministry will work alongside the Distance Learning Foundation to provide extra courses.