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Pongthep defends school closures

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Closing small schools with fewer than 60 students will lead to improvements in educational quality, Education Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said on Saturday. 

Speaking on the "Yingluck Government Meets the People" weekly programme on NBT, Mr Pongthep insisted that educational personnel would not be affected by the plan.

The minister has been busy this week defending the planned school closures from critics who say local families and communities have not been consulted sufficiently.

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