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 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

Teacher training video released

The Education Ministry has produced a short video and posted it to its YouTube channel to help teachers educate students in grades one to three. The video, which runs less than 20 minutes, shows methods of teaching Khmer literature, mathematics and other subjects. ...

Mom Kunthear

Government limits teacher overtime

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday issued a sub-decree to limit teacher overtime in public schools in an effort to fix teachers’ working hours in accordance with government budgetary constraints. ...

Sen David

Ministry eyes ‘bridge’ to vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An requested yesterday that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports collaborate with the Ministry of Labour to create a vocational “bridge” program to enable students without high school degrees to have access to trade-based, university-level coursework. ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry eyes ‘bridge’ to vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An requested yesterday that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports collaborate with the Ministry of Labour to create a vocational “bridge” program to enable students without high school degrees to have access to trade-based, university-level coursework. ...

Pech Sotheary

No background checks on exam monitors: ACU

None of the more than 5,000 independent observers recruited for this year’s national exams had background checks or their identity verified before they were allowed into testing centres, an official said yesterday. During this year’s newly reformed and cleaned-up grade 12 exam, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) ...

Pech Sotheary and Laignee Barron

City bans pair of marches

City Hall has banned street marches for World Teachers’ Day and World Housing Rights Day, ordering participants to confine their activities to Freedom Park instead. World Teachers’ Day and World Housing Rights Day occur on October 5 and 6, respectively. Planners for both expressed disappointment ...

Taing Vida

Ministry simplifies teacher salary payments

Teachers will receive their base salaries and additional benefits in a single package starting later this month, in an effort to simplify the payment process and avoid confusion, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said Wednesday. Health, risk and rural bonuses will all be folded into teachers’ ...

Eang Mengleng

Hun Sen announces raises for teachers, nurses

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced a three-stage plan to raise the salaries of civil servants working under the Education and Health ministries, with the first increase to come in September. Speaking to graduating students at Beltei University in Phnom Penh, Mr. Hun Sen said that ...

Khy Sovuthy

Exam cleaner, but students still seek to cheat

The Education Ministry’s bid to rid the grade 12 national exam of cheating and bribery was hailed a success after the first day of testing Monday, with officials reporting only a few attempted cheats and no corrupted proctors. Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, who spent ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg

Solo act taking its toll

It was difficult enough for Savoeurn Dimang when, until a month ago, he was one of just three teachers running the local primary school in Kors Kralor district’s Samrong Leu village. But now, with one teacher having left for South Korea and the other bowing out ...

Phak Seangly

Education ministry urged to investigate corruption in Oddor Meanchey school

The Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) called on Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to investigate Tropang Brasat’s education officials who was accused of corruption. In a letter today to Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, CITA said it received anonymous letters from teachers in Tropang Brasat ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Benefits for teachers? Not yet

The government has a response to teachers’ request for health insurance: We’ll provide it if you buy it. At a meeting in Takeo province this past weekend, the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) said an upcoming teacher strike would include health insurance on the list of ...

Laignee Barron and Mom Kunthear

Overtime at school goes unpaid

Six months after the government announced that bank accounts for all civil servants would put an end to late salaries and rampant graft, secondary school teachers in Prey Veng say they are owed long overdue payments. In addition to their regular salary, which they already received, ...

Laignee Barron and Sen David

Education Ministry to delegate junior high exam to schools

Education Ministry officials on Monday confirmed that the ministry would no longer organize or oversee the junior high school exam, delegating the process to individual schools. As part of Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron’s reform of the graft-riddled education system, his ministry will forgo coordination of ...

Kuch Naren and Matt Blomberg

Ministry, ACU continue campaign for clean high school exam

The Education Ministry’s crusade to clean up the national high school exam continued Wednesday, with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) releasing a statement inviting concerned parties to monitor exams in August and warning that cheats would be failed and effectively banned from sitting again for two ...

Kuch Naren and Matt Blomberg

Exam proctors promised pay boost

The Ministry of Education is promising to pay national exam proctors double the fees earned last year in its newest move to stymie widespread bribes exchanged for exam answers or inflated scores. Previously, proctors earned an average salary of 190, 000 riel ($47.50) over the three-day ...

Chhay Channyda, P.4

ACU Threatens Jail for Students Caught Cheating

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will join with the Ministry of Education this year to curb cheating during national-level high school and junior high exams, according to ACU chairman Om Yentieng. In order to eliminate old habits of purchasing answer sheets and paying bribes to exam monitors, ...

Kuch Naren

New policy to combat corruption in schools

The Education Ministry will reconfigure how it ranks high school graduates seeking placement at state universities as part of its campaign to promote accountability in the school system, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron announced on Friday. Delivering closing remarks at the Education Ministry’s annual meeting, Mr. ...

Kuch Naren and Emily Wilkins

Freedom Park off-limits: city

Freedom Park will remain off limits indefinitely for protesters, authorities said yesterday, despite Prime Minister Hun Sen suggesting last month that a ban on public assembly was being lifted. Pich Saroeun, chief of Russey Keo district’s Chroy Changva commune, said Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong had ...

Mom Kunthear

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