Lecturers oppose use of Section 44 for appointments of university execs

PUBLISHED ON SAT, AUG 12, 2017 10:51 AM

Lecturers oppose use of Section 44 for appointments of university execs

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A total of 260 lecturers of universities throughout the country have issued a statement to oppose the invocation of Section 44 of the 2014 interim constitution to make way for outsiders to be appointed executives of state universities.

 

Scholars who signed the statement included Anan Kanchanaphan of Chiang Mai University, Saichol Sattayanurak of Chiang Mai University, Charnvit Kasetsiri of Thammasat University’s Southeast Asian Study and Kasian Tejapira of Thammasat University’s faculty of political science.

 

Under an order issued on Aug 9 by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as chairman of the National Council for Peace and Oder (NCPO), persons who are not civil servants or employees of higher education institutions can now be appointed rectors, deputy rectors, assistant rectors and heads of faculties or equivalent agencies of state universities.

 

The order cited past problems over the appointments of executives to handle the administration of state universities, saying that they had obstructed education reform.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/lecturers-oppose-use-section-44-appointments-university-execs/

 

 
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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2017-08-12

 

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