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Thailand – Military junta scraps children tablet project

Via: Thai PBS

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The termination of the project came after wide discussion with the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to revise the project to distribute tablets to students last Friday.

The joint discussion ended with a conclusion that the project does little to support education, and also is considered an unnecessary spending of national budget.

The meeting agreed to shift the spending of the budget for children tablets to other projects instead.

The NCPO tasked 10 government agencies relevant to education to come up with more viable projects for consideration (books, maybe?).

However the NCPO agreed to allow the delayed tablet delivery project approved during the  2013 fiscal year to go ahead.

Under the project, the OBEC will purchase tablets to deliver to Mor 1 level education students in Zone 4 covering schools in the North and Northeast regions who have not yet received.

But so far it was delayed after a Chinese supplier failed to supply within the delivery deadline, prompting the OBEC to call new bid, and file legal case against the firm.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/military-junta-scraps-children-tablet-project/

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Former Prime Minster Yingluck’s legacy:  tablets high-speed rail, rice (vote) buying scheme, amnesty for her brother, Toxsin.

Shoot, Yingluck is another George W. Bush!

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