The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) will finalise by May 31 the number of small primary schools that will be shut down and merged with larger ones.
Obec secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat yesterday said the 162 educational zones are surveying the number of small schools that have fewer than 60 students and will submit the results on May 24.
The results would be handed to Obec's Policy and Planning Bureau for analysis. The number of small schools that would be closed down and merged with larger ones would be concluded by May 31, Mr Chinnapat said.
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