Popular schools across Thailand will offer 194,103 seats to new students in the upcoming academic year.
There are now 281 such schools in the country. Every year, the number of applicants to these schools far exceeds the available seats. Sometimes, the ratio is around 10:1.
“The competition is always fierce,” Surasak Insrikrai, a senior official at the Office of Basic Education Commission, said yesterday.
Of these popular schools, 57 are located in Bangkok’s Educational Areas 1 and 2. These capitalbased schools will recruit 57,087 Mathayom 1 and Mathayom 4 students