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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

Students in Cambodia want to learn English

The oldest public school in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, is in a small courtyard downtown. The Tuan Hoa school has a Chinese temple and Mandarin language classes for its 2,000 students. But in Phnom Penh, Chinese usage is still behind English. This is true although ...

Neou Vannarin and Colin Lovett
http://bit.ly/1BgdqOf

Asylum seekers land in Cambodia under secret deal

Four asylum seekers arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday. They are the first asylum seekers from an Australian-operated camp on the Pacific island of Nauru. The refugees are an Iranian man and his wife, a second man, also from Iran, and an ethnic Rohingya man from ...

Robert Carmichael
http://bit.ly/1FJQiTV

Too many Cambodian women dying during childbirth

Cambodia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia. The number of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped in recent years. But it is still far short of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The Cambodian government accepted those goals ...

Men Kimseng
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/cambodia-maternal-mortality-rates/2712966.html

New minister cleans up Cambodia’s education system

Cambodia’s Grade 12 students took their final test in August 2014. Only 26% of them passed. The new Minister of Education had ordered extra security around the testing places. Students taking the test in 2015 know they will have to study hard in order to ...

Robert Carmichael
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/cambodia-education-system-cleanup/2599977.html

New minister cleans up Cambodia’s education system

Cambodia’s Grade 12 students took their final test in August 2014. Only 26% of them passed. The new Minister of Education had ordered extra security around the testing places. Students taking the test in 2015 know they will have to study hard in order to ...

Robert Carmichael
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/cambodia-education-system-cleanup/2599977.html

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