Bangkok shuts down 435 schoolsSeptember 2nd, 2008 - 9:48 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Pongsakti Saemsan (พงศ์ศักติฐ์ เสมสันต์) has instructed all Bangkok schools to shut down for the time being, totaling 435 institutions. The suspension of operation will last until the situation returns to normal. Thammasart University has declared that only classes and lectures at it’s Ta Prachan campus will continue.
Director of Educational Area 2 Bangkok Sayan Rungpahsak (สายัณห์ รุ่งป่าสัก) reiterated the declaration, stating that schools will be suspended for the time being by one day. He asked that all students return home promptly and for parents to retrieve their children.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand