Call for end to school uniforms
An equal rights campaigner yesterday (May 11, 2019) urged the Thai government and the Education Ministry to end the rule requiring state-run school students to wear uniforms in school, sanook.com reported.
“Every year, before the opening of the first school term, a large number of parents go to pawnshops to get cash to buy new uniforms for their children,” said Mrs Mullika Boonmetrkoon-mahasook the president of Mullika Foundation for people.
“This is a big burden for poor parents. If their children wear old uniforms and shoes, they are taunted by some other students,” she added.
“It’s high time that we abandoned school uniforms and focused more on educating our children,” said Mrs Mullika.
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