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Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme

An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666011/thousands-of-students-benefit-from-school-meals-programme/

Photo of pupils learning outside prompts action

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered National Committee for Disaster Management first vice-president Kun Kim to visit O’Chunh Primary School in Teuk Kraham commune’s Sen Rung Roeung I village in Choam Ksan district, Preah Vihear province, after images of students studying in tents went ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/photo-pupils-learning-outside-prompts-action

Tuol Kork special needs teachers resign

Two Tuol Kork Primary School teachers who taught students with special needs tendered their resignation, citing low salaries and not being recognised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport as the reasons. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tuol-kork-special-needs-teachers-resign

PM tells Royal Academy to up PhD standards

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday instructed the Royal Academy of Cambodia to carefully scrutinise post-graduate candidates as he said the number of Cambodian PhD students was “too high”, with the Kingdom recording one of the highest ratios of PhD holders in the world. Hun ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-tells-royal-academy-phd-standards

New Generation Pedagogical Research Centre inaugurated

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Thursday inaugurated the New Generation Pedagogical Research Centre (NGPRC), located at the National Institute of Education.​​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-generation-pedagogical-research-centre-inaugurated

Japan grants $190K for environment education

The government of Japan, via its embassy in Cambodia, granted more than $190,000 on Tuesday to Nature Centre Risen, an NGO for environmental education at kindergarten and secondary schools in the Kingdom. The grant is for the project, “Realisation of Sustainable Life Environment through the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-grants-190k-environment-education

Cambodia lagging in English proficiency: index

Despite massive efforts to improve the English language skills of its people, Cambodia still lags behind much of the world. The annual English Proficiency Index, released this week, ranked the Kingdom 94th out of 100 countries included in the study. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659171/cambodia-lagging-in-english-proficiency-index/

Cambodia must recognise urgency of developing skilled workforce

The structural economic issues facing the Kingdom will need greater institutional collaboration, according to Vongsey Vissoth, Permanent Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, who sees a lack of economic diversification and competitiveness as key issues to overcome. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658956/cambodia-must-recognise-urgency-of-developing-skilled-workforce/

PM calls on ministry to speed up education reforms

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Education Ministry to step up its efforts in increasing the quality of education for all students in the Kingdom so they can land good careers later in life. Mr Hun Sen made the instruction in a recording released yesterday ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655496/pm-calls-on-ministry-to-speed-up-education-reforms/

More teachers to be deployed at schools

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the government had reached a quorum to deploy 3,600 teachers at schools that lack teaching personnel and will continue to improve teachers’ quality and raise their standards of living. Speaking at the 22nd Teachers’ Day celebration at the National ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-teachers-be-deployed-schools

Ministry forms committee as students protest exam results

The Education Ministry has formed a committee tasked with addressing complaints from students who failed the national high school exam and demanded a review of their grades. A ministry press statement issued yesterday acknowledged that many students have protested the results of the exam and filed ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642929/ministry-forms-committee-as-students-protest-exam-results/

Literacy linked with life skill

Every year, the world celebrates 8th of September as the International Literacy Day, to recognize the important role of literacy as the basis for poverty reduction, democratization, and sustainable development. International evidence demonstrates that literacy improves the quality of people’s lives as literate people are capable ...

Khmer Time Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641073/literacy-linked-with-life-skill/

Students welcome ‘School Learning Gardens’ in Siem Reap

More than 100 enthusiastic students, teachers and community members welcomed the launch of “School Learning Gardens” at Trapeang Svay Primary School in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Thom district on Wednesday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-welcome-school-learning-gardens-siem-reap

PM pushes for lifelong learning opportunities

Prime Minister Hun Sen has tasked all relevant ministries, institutions, authorities, educational institutions, learning centres and monasteries to develop lifelong learning opportunities for the people to better their lives. In a message published yesterday to mark this year’s National Literacy Day, Mr Hun Sen said ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50637359/pm-pushes-for-lifelong-learning-opportunities/

School for autistic students to vacate NBIC to make room for the disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has told The Rabbit School, a local NGO that educates autistic students, to move its operations from government-run National Borei for Infants and Children (NBIC) to a new premise, school director Hun Touch said. The ministry’s ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-autistic-students-vacate-nbic-make-room-disabled

Ministry to pilot school climate change project

The Ministry of Environment has proposed a model project to be implemented in urban schools to mitigate the impact of climate change. The pilot scheme will involve five target schools in the capital, including Preah Sisowath High School, Chaktomuk Primary School, Samdech Hun Sen Prey ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-pilot-school-climate-change-project

Siem Reap’s Wat Bo Primary School seen as model in Kingdom

Wat Bo Primary School in Siem Reap town is considered a model school throughout the Kingdom and beyond, having made a name for itself for its well-mannered pupils, pleasant environment and attentive teachers. Located in Sala Kamroeuk commune’s Wat Bo village, this academic year the ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reaps-wat-bo-primary-school-seen-model-kingdom

Unesco: Teacher education to benefit 130,000 children

Some 130,000 children, particularly the vulnerable, will benefit from the Strengthening Teacher Education Programme in Cambodia (STEPCam), Unesco said on Tuesday. The UN agency said the initiative focuses on the role of teachers in building foundations in early learning, with the Ministry of Education, Youth ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-teacher-education-benefit-130000-children

Order called for national exams

The Ministry of Interior has called on the governors of Phnom Penh and the provinces to collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and specialised institutions to ensure security, safety and order during this year’s Grade 12 national examinations on August 19-20. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/order-called-national-exams

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