NCPO reviews one tablet per child policy


BANGKOK, 30 May 2014, – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is reviewing the previous government’s one tablet per child policy, while assigning the Ministry of Education to go over the debt collecting measures of the Student Loan. 

Admiral Narong Pipattanasai, Head of the NCPO’s Social and Psychological affairs Division, made the announcement after a meeting to hand down the direction to related officials from seven ministries. Each agency was urged to wrap up its current projects before the end of the fiscal year in September.

The meeting reviewed the feasibility of fulfilling the one tablet per child policy, the future of which will be decided within a week.

Admiral Narong also said the conference had looked at the Student Loan authority’s request to disburse 3.6 billion baht to provide loans to 200,000 new borrowers. He added that the agency might have to find more concise measures to facilitate collecting repayments from debtors. He also gave the nod to the speedy reconstruction of northern schools damaged by the recent earthquake and aftershocks.