OTEPC is concerned that some Educational Service Areas will not be able to find higher education institutes to produce exam questions for the next screening of teacher assistants, insisting that any areas with this problem must inform OTEPC by May 3, 2013.
On April 25, Ms. Rattana Sriherun, Secretary-General of the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission (OTEPC) talked about the 2013 screening examination to select applicants to fill the positions of teacher assistants, saying that all Educational Service Areas will work together and arrange the examination into 12 districts. Higher education institutes in each area will produce exam questions, instead of using one exam paper throughout the whole country as in the past. So far, the only problem reported has been that some areas cannot find an institute to produce the exam questions. Some institutes refused to do so because it would not be convenient for them. OTEPC is now considering whether to allow such Educational Service Areas to produce their own exam papers. Whatever the decision, it must be reasonable and based on the resolution of OTEPC.
“If the subcommittee of any Educational Service Areas are preparing the examination for screening teacher assistants but are unable to follow the rules and regulations, they must inform OTEPC of the problem and the reasonsby May 3 so that the matter can be considered at the next meeting” the Secretary-General said.