OBEC to punish late school book distributors

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BANGKOK, 12 June 2015 – The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has resolved to crack down on its schools, following parent complaints regarding incomplete or delayed textbook distribution.

The OBEC outlined new guidelines and allocated a clear budget for textbook procurement.

Schools under its supervision must submit purchasing orders in accordance with their OBEC funding by a required deadline to the Office of the Welfare Promotion Commission for Teachers and Educational Personnel (OTEP) and its distributors.

Any delay in textbook distribution caused by the school or distributor will be investigated and the person(s) responsible punished accordingly.

OBEC Secretary-General Kamol Rodklai has reiterated these orders to schools across the country. The office has dispatched inspectors to ensure schools are fully-stocked before the term begins.