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School mergers 'are necessary'

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The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) is standing by its plan to merge some small schools nationwide and says it will move students in these schools to bigger ones. 

Obec secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat said he had asked all educational zone directors to work out a plan to move students from schools with less than 120 pupils to study at larger ones.

Mr Chinnapat said the directors must conduct a survey on how many small schools in their areas could be merged.

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