BANGKOK, Feb 4 (TNA) – The secretary-general of the Office of the Private Education Commission accepted an order from the prime minister to have private school operators cut their fees to compensate for past online services during the new Covid-19 wave.
Attapol Truektrong, the secretary-general, said he would check if any private schools still maintained their fees or duplicated any fee collection despite the recent suspension of their on-site school services. For the schools that did so, the OPEC would order their management to make refunds or exempt overcharged fees next year to protect parents, he said.
Besides, the OPEC would not allow private schools to collect school fees in advance. Some schools collected fees as long as two years in advance because parents wanted to reserve the admission of their children, Mr Attapol said. He had no problems with the collection of deposits.
He also said that all private schools must post their fee details on their websites for examination.
Schools overcharged fees as they already accepted a government subsidy worth over 10,000 baht per student, the secretary-general said. (TNA)