NARATHIWAT, Dec 9 – The Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre plans to encourage graduates to work as teachers in their own community to allay fears of teacher attacks in the violence plagued southern border provinces.
Pol Col Thawee Sodsong, SBPAC secretary-general said Sunday after listening to opinions on the violent situation from local people when he presided over the opening of a cultural area at a mosque in Narathiwat’s Bajo district.
An urgent policy to be implemented in the southern border provinces is to draw Bachelor’s degree holders to be teachers in their own community areas, as education is a key to prosperity and peace, he said.
The move is also aimed to avert fears of insurgent attacks on teachers as those would-be teachers have grown up in the area and are part of the communities.
A spate of recent attacks on teachers in the southern border provinces has created anxiety among teachers and prompted them to demand more effective security from the government.