Prime Minister aims to send kids the right message
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged teachers and students to be good and have faith in what they’re doing so they can succeed.
Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Teachers Council of Thailand Secretariat executives, teachers and students met the premier prior to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, along with singers Patcha Anek-ayuwat and Kiatkamol “Tui” Lata.
The visitors gave him an orchid symbolising National Teachers Day on January 16 and CDs of songs about teachers’ merits. Prayut noted that the motto of Teachers Day this year was “Good students are successful because teachers have faith”.
Prayut will preside at the main event that day at the secretariat in Bangkok, while regional events take place on January 16-17 at provincial education offices.
The theme translates as “Celebrating the King’s reign and promoting Thai teachers’ development”, honouring His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and recognising the merits of professional educators.
A Line sticker has also been produced for Teachers Day, with downloads raising money for a foundation that helps elderly retired teachers.