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Thousands of schools 'should go'

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The Education Ministry is proposing to close almost 6,000 small schools nationwide to save money on upkeep and provide more efficiency in teaching, minister Phongthep Thepkanchana said Tuesday. 

Students at some small schools must be transferred to larger schools.

Current statistics list 5,962 schools with fewer than 60 students. Of these, 709 have fewer than 20 students, 2,090 schools have 21-40 students and 3,163 schools have 41-60 students.

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