Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 4 Quality education
Minister focuses on early education
Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron called on governments in the region to give priority attention to investment in early childhood care and development (ECCD) to achieve their sustainable development goals (SDGs). ...
Battambang teachers use makeshift classrooms to tutor students
In late May, school teachers in Battambang’s Samlout district realized students were struggling to cope with studying at home – either via videos posted on social media or the daily telecasts on state broadcaster TVK. ...
Sokummono Khan and Hean Socheata
Gov’t teams up with Sweden, Unicef to revamp education
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Wednesday launched the Quality and Inclusive Education Support Partnership, an initiative supported by Sweden and Unicef that aims to enhance access to education for children in the Kingdom, particularly from disadvantaged communities. Running from 2020 to 2023, the ...
Ministry reveals action plan goals
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has set goals for its fourth phase of action plans to meet Sustainable Development Goals based on the principles of quality, equity, inclusiveness and lifelong learning by 2030. Ministry spokesman Dy Kamboly spoke of the goals during a ...
New Generation School to expand nationwide
The Education Ministry yesterday said it has plans to expand its New Generation School programme to all public schools by 2030 to strengthen learning in the digital age. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Minister urges graduates to continue studies and be ‘skilful intellectuals’
Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron on Thursday encouraged recent graduates to continue their studies and become “skilful intellectuals”. The minister’s remarks were made during the Limkokwing University graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh’s Tonle Bassac commune. ...
Two schools issue ban on smart phones
Two state schools have banned students from using smart phones during school hours, saying it distracts them from their studies. Um Maly, the principal of Pochentong Secondary School in Dangkor district, yesterday said that he made an announcement on Monday informing his more than 1,000 ...
Three more BEEP centres open in Phnom Penh
The Labour and Education ministries, in collaboration with Unesco, yesterday jointly launched three more Basic Education Equivalency Programme centres in Phnom Penh for school dropouts to continue their education online. The new centres are at the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, JVC Technical College ...
Education Ministry meeting challenges of digital era
The National Assembly and the Education Ministry yesterday held a seminar to discuss the evolution of the Kingdom’s ability to meet global standards in e-learning. The seminar was opened by Nguon Nhel, first vice president of the National Assembly. Mr Nhel noted that digital technology ...
Commission to review education sub-decree
The government plans to create a commission to review the national qualifications framework in order to improve the quality of education in the Kingdom. The establishment of the commission followed a request by Heng Vanda, Chairman of Cambodian Higher Education Association, during a meeting with ...
Three million young people attend school
While Unesco’s Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/8 says 264 million young people worldwide are not attending school, according to the 2017-2018 national statistics 3,143,252 Cambodians were enrolled. ...