On June 15, 2017, Naresuan University and the network of 13 institutions fพนm the lower northern universities made a study trip to share and exchange experiences and knowledge with Khon Kaen University, which is the network node for development of the upper northeastern universities. The topic of interest included network management and management of the drug problem prevention project. The study group of 40 was led by Miss Sompit Thongsuk, Student Affairs Adviser of Naresuan University and Mrs. Siriwan Kamolpatana, Director of Division of Student Affairs, Naresuan University. Lecturers, students and personnel from 13 institutions. Khon Kaen University led by Assoc. Prof. Piansak Phakdee, Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relation, Asst. Prof. Dr. Narin Chansri, Assistant to the President for Student Development and Alumni Relation, Mrs. Suwimon Lakornchai, Director of Division of Student Affairs and Miss Ploypailin Wongtree, President of KKU Student Organization, administrative members of student organization, members of KKU student council welcomed the visitors at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Buidling, Khon Kaen University.
Assoc. Prof. Piansak Phakdee, Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relation said, “This is a good opportunity that the lower northern university network led by the network node, Naresuan University visited Khon Kaen University today and Udonthani Rajabhat University tomorrow. Drug problem is an important problem that we university people have solved and prevented all along. However, the problem still exists more or less or differently at each institution and region. In some areas, the risk of dangerous drugs is high; some institution has a problem of gambling and alcohol drinking close to the university. Management and operation to prevent and solve the problem depends on different knowledge and skills. The venue for exchanging of ideas will lead to more efficient management. I hope that your visit here is worthwhile and successful.”
Mr. Pakphum Tita, Head of Student Discipline Unit said, “Today’s chance to exchange experiences will lead to better practices. Many universities already carry out work under their own context to develop students’ potential through extra-curricular activities. There is also campaign to prevent and solve drug problems. All universities are attentive to the problem and have been monitoring prevention processes and solution. We all are concern about students who may slip into these habits or even hang out in the indecent places or drink alcoholic drinks. It is good for us to share experiences and try to find the ways and tactics that will solve the problem more efficiently together.”