New Bangkok governor says student success about concentration, not hair

Bangkok’s new governor is the newest official to say that hair types aren’t what counts in college students’ tutorial success. Governor Chadchart Sittipunt advised a faculty director within the capital immediately (Thursday) that scholar success is dependent upon focus and accountability, and he doesn’t imagine that hairstyles have any impact on this.

Chadchart had been inspecting a faculty in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district, following his announcement final week that every one Bangkok colleges are Hashish-free zones. However throughout Chadchart’s go to, another subjects got here up as properly.

The college director advised Chadchart that the varsity has been giving free haircuts to college students who need them. Chadchart responded by telling the director that he doesn’t imagine hairstyles don’t have an effect on tutorial efficiency, which he stated relies upon extra on focus and accountability.

In most Thai colleges, academics use compelled haircuts as a punishment to self-discipline college students. Thai colleges’ haircut guidelines “formally” modified 2 years in the past, outlawing haircuts as punishments. However a research performed in Might discovered that 74% of respondents stated compelled haircuts have been nonetheless getting used to self-discipline college students.

Final month, a secondary faculty scholar from Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeast Thailand, secretly filmed a instructor chopping bald patches into the hair of 10 male college students and posted the video on social media. Netizens referred to as out the instructor’s actions as inappropriate and a violation of kids’s rights.

The province’s training commissioner requested the province’s Workplace of Secondary Training to launch an investigation into the incident.

Simply days earlier than the incident final month, Thailand’s training minister had confirmed that academics usually are not entitled to chop college students’ hair as some type of punishment for violating the principles on hair types. Trinuch Thienthong stated her ministry had no such regulation and that academics don’t have any proper to chop college students’ hair in a fashion that leaves them humiliated.

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Maybe Trinuch and Governor Chadchart are a part of a rising group of Thai officers talking out towards Thailand’s haircut humiliation.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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