LOP BURI : Merging small schools with larger ones is a proven way to improve students' academic performance and reduce teachers' workloads, says Education Minister Phongthep Thepkanchana.
Mr Phongthep Saturday met teachers and parents at Ban Nong Pradu School in tambon Nong Phak Waen of Lop Buri's Tha Luang district to discuss the results of a previous school merger.
Around the country, students at many schools have appealed (inset) to keep small, traditional schools open. The education ministry says its plan will take several years but eventually all small and understaffed schools will close. (File photos)
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