Social development

Education and training

RUPP seal Sweden’s $10M funding

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) on Wednesday to fund a high-quality training and research institute. The agreement is worth in the region of $10 million for a four-year pilot phase focusing on ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rupp-seal-swedens-10m-funding

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 ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50565376/commission-to-review-education-sub-decree/

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. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-million-young-people-attend-school

Food safety set to be in curriculum

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is set to finalise its draft national policy on student health, with food safety incorporated into schools’ curriculum throughout the country, according to a senior official at the ministry. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-safety-set-be-curriculum

Three universities agree to found new research centre

The Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Royal University of Fine Arts, and the National Institute of Education inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday, agreeing to establish a joint higher education social sciences and humanities research institute. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-universities-agree-found-new-research-centre

Government leads joint programme with EU, strengthening an education sector

The EU on Wednesday launched the new phase of a multi-agency supported programme aimed at strengthening the Kingdom’s education sector. The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF), which was started in 2011, has entered its third and final phase which will cost $27 million over four ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-leads-joint-programme-eu-strengthening-education-sector

Cambodia, EU strive to educate Kingdom’s youth on environment

Climate change remains a global concern. Hence, Cambodia is striving to educate its youth to combat it and protect the environment. EU ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said during a field visit to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces last week, that work to combat ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-eu-strive-educate-kingdoms-youth-environment

Psychology department sees decrease in students

The Royal University of Phnom Penh’s department of psychology has seen a decrease in students and its dean has blamed a lack of human resources and decreased interest in the subject. Phan Chan Pov, dean of the psychology department at the university, said there are ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50544908/psychology-department-sees-decrease-in-students-2/

Educators downplay dismal English grade

Top Cambodian educators have downplayed a global report that ranked the Kingdom 77th out of 80 countries in English proficiency, saying that language skills would not hurt economic competitiveness in the region. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/educators-downplay-dismal-english-grade

Teachers petition to march

The Kingdom’s teachers want a raise. That’s the demand from a prominent teachers’ union, which has applied to march to the Ministry of Education on World Teacher’s Day to submit their salary request. The Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) wants teachers to receive at least ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-petition-march

Labour Ministry to failing students: Don’t despair

Students who failed this year’s grade-9 and grade-12 examinations should not despair as the government has provided alternative options for those who want to continue their studies, a Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training official said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/labour-ministry-failing-students-dont-despair

Ministry issues apology for exam errors

The Education Ministry on Saturday apologised for a system error that affected the mathematics results of hundreds of students who sat for the national exam last month. Last week, hundreds of complaints were filed by high school students who were dissatisfied with their mathematics results. ...

Or Sreypich
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533696/ministry-issues-apology-for-exam-errors/

Exam score blunder solved

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Thursday said its computerised score calculation process had experienced technical problems that affected the mathematics examination scores of 740 classes. This was found when its committee, established to address dissatisfaction over the results of the high school, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/exam-score-blunder-solved

Group of pupils complain over results of examination

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport said it will set up an examination committee to review complaints from over 100 students who are unhappy with their national high school examination results. Students across the Kingdom were disappointed with their results, especially in mathematics, where ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-pupils-complain-over-results-examination

PM marks National Literacy Day

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged all ministries to continue work on improving literacy in order to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030. To mark National Literacy Day on Saturday, Mr Hun Sen said government officials must continue to develop Cambodia’s human resources by improving ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50531929/pm-marks-national-literacy-day/

Students get exam results

As many as 75,059 students or 66.21 per cent passed this year’s high school examinations. The figure is 2.37 per cent higher than last year, a Ministry of Education announcement said on Sunday. The ministry said this year, the number students who received either an ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-get-exam-results

Teachers in Preah Sihanouk call out ceding of land

More than 50 teachers at Samdech Av Secondary School in Preah Sihanouk province have filed a complaint against the provincial authority’s decision to cede land behind the school to community members living nearby for the purpose of widening the road. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-preah-sihanouk-call-out-ceding-land

Over 100,000 Kingdom high school students sit exams

A Total of 117,062 students sat for their high school examinations nationwide on Monday, braving incessant rains and the marauding floods in some provinces, said the Ministry of Education. And the number of candidates this year was much higher compared to last year’s 103,112 students. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100000-kingdom-high-school-students-sit-exams

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Sesan villagers request facilities

Over 50 families affected by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have sent a letter to the provincial governor and prominent tycoon Kith Meng requesting a number of public service facilities for the community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-villagers-request-facilities

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