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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Schools closed in north-east as shared transport blamed for Covid-19 outbreak

    A Covid-19 outbreak has closed 2 schools in the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, with students and teachers quarantined. According to a Thai PBS World report, provincial health officials are blaming shared school vans for the spread of the virus. 24 students have tested positive and 295 other students and their teachers have been quarantined for observation. It’s understood a…

  • Thailand

    Research shows home-learning causes 50% drop in mathematical ability among Thai students

    Research shows that online learning causes a 50% drop in mathematical comprehension, and a 30% drop in reading literacy among Thai students. Research presented by the government’s Equitable Education Fund indicates that months of home-learning cannot match in-school study and in fact, can cause a deterioration in students’ ability. With schools currently closed in 28 Thai provinces, thousands of children…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Over 10,000 schools to close across Thailand in bid to curb virus spread

    Over 10,000 schools, in at least 28 Thai provinces, are to close until January 31 and switch to online learning, in an effort to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Kingdom is in the grip of a resurgence after months of no local transmission. On the southern resort island of Phuket, Governor Narong Woonciew has ordered all schools…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Nearly all Rayong schools close “as a precaution” amid Covid-19 scare

    274 schools in Rayong have closed, following revelations that some teachers visited venues that had also been visited by an Egyptian soldier, and members of his air crew. One of the soldiers was found to be infected with the Covid-19 virus after he had left the country and flown back to Egypt. The Thai Education Ministry says classes will now take…

  • Thailand

    The nation’s schools close today

    Thailand’s education minister today ordered all schools nationwide to close from today as a measure to to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The ministry’s permanent secretary Prasert Boonrueng made the announcement yesterday. “Taking into consideration the well being of students, we urge all educational institutions under the ministry, both government and private, to close [temporarily] from March 18…

  • Air Pollution

    Bangkok public schools closed until Friday due to air quality

    Public schools in the Bangkok municipality have been ordered shut until Friday due to severe air pollution in the nation’s capital. Air quality in the city worsened today and the situation is likely to continue due to poor air circulation and accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang said today that the city…

  • Weather

    Governor declares flood disaster zones in Ubon Ratchathani

    “…the 17 districts were declared disaster zones so that the provincial administration could speed up help to the affected people.” Ubon Ratchathani governor Sarit Withoon says the provincial administration has declared 17 districts disaster zones as the flood situation in the northeastern province continue to worsen today. Ubon Ratchathani is in the far east of north-east Thialand. He says the…