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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

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. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-urges-graduates-continue-studies-and-be-%E2%80%98skilful-intellectuals%E2%80%99

ADB approves $60 million loan for skills training

Asian Development Bank yesterday approved a $60 million loan to Cambodia to boost labor skills and competitiveness and help the government’s efforts to transit the economy into a skills-driven one. Cambodia is ranked 110th out of 140 economies in the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report, based on ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617576/adb-approves-60-million-loan-for-skills-training/

Hun Sen seeks Chinese cooperation on human resource development

Prime Minister Hun Sen requested China’s cooperation on human resource development on Wednesday by collaborating with the Royal Academy of Cambodia and the ministries of Education, Youth and Sport and Labour and Vocational Training and boosting the sector. The request came during a meeting with ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-seeks-chinese-cooperation-human-resource-development

Cambodia urges tourism training on par with Asean

Cambodia is calling for the establishment of tourism institutes and universities to provide relevant skills in compliance with an Asean curriculum, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said. He was speaking during the Sub-Forum on Yunnan-South Asia & Southeast Asia Tourism Vocational Education and Personnel Training ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-urges-tourism-training-par-asean

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 ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50601667/two-schools-issue-ban-on-smart-phones/

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 ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600369/three-more-beep-centres-open-in-phnom-penh/

Fewer school hours to beat the heat

With temperatures reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced on Thursday that it was amending school study hours to lessen the risk of illness for teachers and students, particularly those at kindergarten. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fewer-school-hours-beat-heat

Student health targeted under new gov’t policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. “The draft national policy has as its vision the development of good physical, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-health-targeted-under-new-govt-policy

MoEYS outlines achievements

The attendance rate at public and private primary schools stands at 98 per cent, a similar level to other countries in the region, Minister for Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron told a meeting to outline the achievements of the 2017-18 period on Monday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/moeys-outlines-achievements

Minister of Education meets with Microsoft

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron met with representatives of Microsoft on Wednesday at the National Sport Training Center in Phnom Penh to support the multinational firm’s assistance with the development and expansion of the New Generation Schools (NGS) programme. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-education-meets-microsoft

Higher student dropout rates along Cambodia's border with Thailand

A Cambodian official reported last week that about 23 percent of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand have stopped attending school. Cambodian Education Minister Hangchuon Naron spoke at a conference about the student dropout rate. He said that the rate in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey ...

Jonathan Evans
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/higher-student-dropout-rates-along-cambodia-s-border-with-thailand/4794430.html

Government starts programme for secondary school dropouts

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) launched the Basic Education Equivalency Programme (Beep) on Sunday – an internet-based education programme for Cambodian youths in grades seven to nine who have dropped out of school – at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-starts-programme-secondary-school-dropouts

Japan donates $500K for B’bang education

In an agreement signed at the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) received a $529,068 grant from from the Japanese government to carry out its projects aimed at improving early childhood education in Battambang. In a press release, the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-500k-bbang-education

Project aims to test climate change response strategies

The Ministry of Environment has funded a Cambodia Climate Change Alliance project and selected five schools to test climate change response strategies by planting trees and developing gardens with increased biodiversity. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/project-aims-test-climate-change-response-strategies

Ministry approves computer budget for schools

The Finance Ministry has approved a budget for the Education, Youth and Sport Ministry to spend on computers and printers for public schools. Finance Minister Aun Pornoniroth in a letter on Friday said the budget is to facilitate a part of the Education Ministry’s reform ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50572826/ministry-approves-computer-budget-for-schools/

Kingdom in talent ranking rise

Cambodia moved up a notch this year as a place for attracting and growing talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019 (GTCI) report released this week. It ranked the Kingdom 107 out of 125 countries. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-talent-ranking-rise

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihears-teachers-barred-tutoring

Dropouts to get online education scheme

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is working in conjunction with Unesco and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) to launch an internet-based education programme for Cambodian youths in grades seven to nine who have dropped out of school. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dropouts-get-online-education-scheme

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