New Education Minister confident he is capable to fulfill role

September 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The newly sworn in Minister of Education affirmed confidence, on his first day of duty, in his ability to conduct the education sector while acknowledging that former Prime Minister’s policy involving creative education helpful in instilling knowledge into youths.

Newly sworn in Minister of Education Srimuang Charoensiri (ศรีเมือง เจริญศิริ) stated that he was not concerned over taking the education post despite his background being only in telecommunications. He affirmed confidence in his own abilities and stated that he has contacted employees of the ministry. Mr. Srimuang said that the duty of a minister was to steer his or her ministry according to government policies. He commented that he will place a focus on disadvantaged children as per his childhood allows him to relate to them.

The Education Minister admitted that he has close relationship to deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra but remarked that simply knowing a person was a normal circumstance. He expressed his belief however that the former premier’s policy on encouraging imagination and creativity was still valid. The minister also noted that his selection into the Cabinet was not based on party quota but was the direct decision of the Prime Minister and the People Power Party who have seen him fit to take on the role.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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