Because of the jihad that keeps targeting teachers. From Thailand’s The Nation, with thanks to Twostellas:
Teachers at 250 primary schools in Yala are refusing to go to work for one week because of fears for their safety after five colleagues were attacked on Friday (Feb 3).
The atmosphere in the area is very tense and the teachers were not prepared to go to work, said Yala Teachers Federation adviser Prasit Meksuwan, who is a member of the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC)….
Many teachers in the three southernmost provinces have sought transfers to other areas since being targeted by militants after the resurgence of violence over the past two years.
In the latest attack targeting a teacher, Wirat Wattanakietkamjorn, 49, director of I-Satia School, was seriously injured yesterday evening after being ambushed by unknown gunmen on his way to his fruit garden in Narathiwat’s Joh I Rong district. Wirat, who was shot in the back, managed to ride away on his motorbike and seek help.