Education and training

Education and training policy and administration

Educational reforms unveiled

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said reforms to the education curriculum is aimed at raising its standards and quality to compete with countries in the region that exhibited better academic performance. In a lecture to trainee teachers at the National Institute ...

Ry Sochan

Preah Vihear’s teachers barred from tutoring

Teachers in Preah Vihear province and the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (Cita) have denounced a letter issued on Tuesday by the provincial education department banning teachers from tutoring on Sundays and public holidays. ...

Long Kimmarita

Ministry clamps down on classroom abuse

The Education Ministry plans to eliminate all violence against children in schools. The ministry and partner NGOs held a workshop on Friday to discuss and implement a child protection policy. ...

Sen David

Minister sets down exam rules

The Education Ministry plans to spend nearly $5 million on the national high school exam this year. Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said yesterday that the ministry spent about $4.8 million preparing for the national exam every year.   ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry eyes school discipline

The Ministry of Education late last week instructed provincial education departments to tighten their management of schools and to discipline teachers who are failing to live up to their responsibilities.  ...

Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro

Teacher retirement age and salaries bumped up

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that the government plans to extend the retirement age for teachers by five years to 65-years-old in order to maintain stability in the number of teachers. ...

Sen David

Cambodian-born Vietnamese deserve better: visiting official

A senior Vietnamese leader has met with Cambodia’s National Assembly to request the continued acknowledgement of Cambodian-born Vietnamese, Vietnamese investors and to request that young Vietnamese born in the country be allowed to study in Cambodian public schools. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Schools to offer career guidance

As part of ongoing education reforms, a new curriculum set to be implemented in 2018 will address the lack of career counselling in high schools across Cambodia, a Ministry of Education official told attendees of an education forum yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Teachers’ salaries to be reviewed

The Education Ministry will look into further increasing the minimum wage for teachers in Cambodia after educators said the recent hike of $37, to take effect next April, was still insufficient.​ During the 2016 Teachers’ Day celebration at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia yesterday, Education ...

Pech Sotheary

Districts to be handed primary schools’ reins

Beginning this year, the Education Ministry will hand over management of 625 primary schools, 4,874 teachers and over 170,000 students to 14 districts in Battambang as part of a new initiative to decentralise and improve primary education. The districts will also absorb the management of ...

Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro

Three years on, challenges remain for education minister

In his first year as education minister, Hang Chuon Naron quickly overhauled the national high school completion exam, enforcing strict regulations to eliminate rampant bribery and cheating, and cutting the pass rate in half to 41 percent. ...

Janelle Retka

Nearly $4M spent on national exam: Minister

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said yesterday that about $4 million was being spent on the upcoming national exam and that strict rules will ensure a fair contest. “Each candidate costs an estimated 140,000 riel [$35] that the ministry will spend for whole process of the ...

San Bunsim

Internet to be introduced at 5,000 schools

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced an ambitious five-year plan with Metfone to provide internet access to 5,000 state education institutions across the country. ...

Samoeurth Seavmeng and Taylor O'connell

Ministry cuts school hours amid severe heat wave

With the country grappling with drought and soaring temperatures, the Ministry of Education issued a directive on Monday cutting the amount of time students sit in sweltering classrooms for the remainder of the hot season. ...

Khuon Narim

Government policy to boost STEM learning

The government has broadly adopted a policy to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching in a bid to turn around the Kingdom’s dismal pass rates for the subjects in the 12th grade national examinations, according to a government official.   ...

Yesenia Amaro

Illegal timber to become school buildings

Cambodia’s schoolchildren could soon attend class in unusually luxurious buildings if Prime Minister Hun Sen has his way. Yesterday the premier granted the government’s entire stockpile of illegally-felled timber – some of which is highly sought after rosewood – to the Ministry of Education to ...

Ven Rathavong and Taing Vida

Government takes over multilingual school program

The government launched a national plan for multilingual education in primary schools on Tuesday in an attempt to better integrate ethnic minorities into the public education system, taking over a program started by two children’s organizations. ...

Janelle Retka

More universities needed in provincial areas: PM

Speaking at the inauguration of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmum University yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a program to establish universities in all provinces, saying that the creation of more institutions of higher learning would improve access to education outside of the capital. ...

Pech Sotheary and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Top of the class – the minister who rebuilds systems

After almost 15 years working at various economic-related agencies, primarily the ministry of economy and finance, H.E. Hang Chuon Naron has been at the forefront of transforming Cambodia’s broken economy into one that is more open and competitive. Since 2013 he has been minister of ...

May Kunmakara

PM lowers medical student exam fees

In response to the Facebook comment of a medical student, Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to lower the final exam fee for medical students from about $125 to $25. ...

Taing Vida

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