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Reduced cost school uniform promotion launched

Reduced cost school uniform promotion launched

PHUKET: An initiative to help parents with the cost of their children’s school uniforms has been launched, it was revealed yesterday (Mar 25).

By The Phuket News

Sunday 26 March 2023, 09:00AM

Photo: Phitsanulokhotnews via Phuket Info Center

Photo: Phitsanulokhotnews via Phuket Info Center

Pakorn Rongnopparat, Deputy Director of Trade Organisation of the Office of Teachers and Educational Staff Welfare Promotion Committee, confirmed that discounted uniforms for girls will be accessible ahead of the next school term to help the burden of cost on parents.

The uniforms are made from quality woven fabric and will be made available at a discounted cost of B90 instead of the usual B200.

It was not disclosed exactly why it is to be only girls’ uniforms that are being offered at the discounted rate and there was no mention of similarly reduced offerings for male pupils.

Thai Residential

In addition to the reduced uniforms for girls, Mr Pakorn revealed that the commission had also procured various goods such as learning equipment, stationery, teaching aids and science experimental tools which it hopes can further reduce any associated costs to parents in the term ahead.

Mr Pakorn explained that any parents who are interested in buying the school uniforms at the reduced price can do so by ordering through the “Suksapan Mall” app.

Orders for the 2023 academic year start from April 1 and home delivery is available, Mr Pakorn confirmed.

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Kurt | 28 March 2023 - 10:08:35

When students of 'rival' schools not wear uniform outside school hours it will be difficult to recognize 'rivals'.  So, at least lesser fighting. And, one of the functions of a uniform is: promoting connectedness and unit thinking. That feeling will be gone without the uniform.  Try it out. It will reduce scholar rival fighting.

DeKaaskopp | 27 March 2023 - 19:12:39

They don't fight always and wearing their uniforms. Wearing normal clothes would not stop any fight.

Kurt | 27 March 2023 - 10:19:40

Perhaps a pilot project to see or it works? School students go in 'private' clothes to school, and change into uniform at their school locker. Before leaving the school/going home change again.
All for the aim of less rival violence.

JohnC | 27 March 2023 - 08:34:59

Better off getting rid of school uniforms altogether. Violence between rival schools is very common in this country, groups from one school attacking those from another and many students have been badly injured or died over the years with this madness. No uniforms means much less rivalry, especially outside of school hours when they often meet to gang fight.

Old guy | 26 March 2023 - 23:40:35

Follow up. Talked with some Thai parents who would prefer to pay!  Seems, when free, they have just S-M-L, so they don't fit many. Proper sizes easier to get with payment. 

Old guy | 26 March 2023 - 18:37:42

For a country that has reserves of at least a trillion Baht (฿1,000,000,000,000), why aren't required uniforms provided free of charge? 


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