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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/

Education Ministry dismisses exam score complaints

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced the results of a review of failed students’ complaints on Wednesday, stating that all exam results released in September were “correct.” ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-dismisses-exam-score-complaints

Just one chance at exam this year

High school students who fail the national exams this year will not be getting a second chance like their 2014 counterparts. While some extenuating and unavoidable circumstances will be taken into consideration, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced yesterday that final-year students would only ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/just-one-chance-exam-year

Teachers union worried textbooks may be sold

A district education official in Preah Vihear may be hoarding state textbooks to sell at the market rather than distributing them to perennially book-strapped schools, according to the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association (CITA). ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-union-worried-textbooks-may-be-sold

Vocational skills to merge with curriculum

Seeking to amend Cambodia’s shortage of skilled labourers and equip young secondary school graduates with employable trades, the government will soon roll out a new technical training curriculum at select high schools. ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vocational-skills-merge-curriculum

New panel for teachers’ problems

Teachers will be able to file complaints to the government under a new commission led by Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron. The commission will include Naron as chairman, two undersecretaries of state as deputies and a number of other officials. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/new-panel-teachers%E2%80%99-problems

Education funds to get bump

The proposed 2015 education budget is inching upwards from last year’s funding, however it still falls short of internationally recommended minimums. Education is slated to take up a $396 million chunk of the $3.75 billion draft budget, which has yet to be approved by the National ...

Laignee Barron and Taing Vida
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/education-funds-get-bump

Over 7,000 students abandon second exams: Spokesman

As Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is taking tough measure to curb cheating and bribery during examinations as part of its education reform, over 7,000 students have abandoned the second high school exams. The number can be the highest ever in the last 10 ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/over-7000-students-abandon-second-exams:-spokesman-7484

Round two: Thousands sign up for final re-test

More than 68,000 grade 12 students have signed up for a second and final shot at the high stakes national exam next Monday, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport reported. That’s all of the students who failed – and most who failed to show ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/round-two-thousands-sign-final-re-test

Youths mark Youth International Day

Representatives from worker unions, confederation and Cambodian youth rallied Tuesday at the Freedom Park to mark 15th Youth International Day. After rallying at the Freedom Park, they marched to present petitions to the National Assembly, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and Ministry of Labor and ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MDUwZDc1MTRmNzB

A failure to communicate

At the beginning of the school year, Mony Vutha was handed a new, mandatory addition to the grade four curriculum that neither he nor any of his colleagues were trained to teach: English. Vutha’s two years of English lessons more than a decade ago made him ...

Laignee Barron and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/failure-communicate

Ministry plans to drag schools into digital era

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is plunging public schools into the digital age with a new interactive technology plan fit with bells, whistles and 3G applications, light-years ahead of its mostly dirt-floor school houses. The five-year, $1.3 million project, developed and funded by Cellcard, ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plans-drag-schools-digital-era

U.S., Cambodia release life skills manuals for Cambodian schools

The United States and Cambodian governments on Tuesday released an educational guide that will help Cambodian schools improve the way their students learn, according to a media statement from the U.S. Embassy. The Life Skills Curriculum is the culmination of an extensive collaboration between the Cambodian Ministry of ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-01/28/c_133081282.htm

Hun Sen Orders Anticorruption Education for Students

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday issued a statement ordering that anti-graft education be incorporated into the national schooling system as part of a wider effort to stamp out corruption in the country. The statement, released in the lead-up to International Anti-Corruption Day, which falls today, ...

Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-orders-anticorruption-education-for-students-48830/

Education Ministry Gets Donation of IT Supplies

The European Union, Unicef and the Embassy of Sweden on Friday donated information technology (IT) supplies worth about $500,000 to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to enhance communication and administrative work, officials said. A total of 96 district education offices, 24 provincial education offices ...

Sek Odom and Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/education-ministry-gets-donation-of-it-supplies-48231/

Ethnic minorities to receive bilingual education: gov’t

The government affirmed its commitment to bilingual education for ethnic minority children in Cambodia’s northern provinces at a UNESCO conference in Bangkok last week. Speaking at the fourth International Conference on Language and Education: Multilingual Education for all in Asia and the Pacific, Ton Sa Im, ...

Emily Wight
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle/ethnic-minorities-receive-bilingual-education-gov%E2%80%99t

No politics, more pay: teachers

Teachers across Cambodia are insisting pay raises aren’t just an election year issue. More than 30 representative teachers gathered for the start of a three-day seminar in Phnom Penh yesterday to continue demanding living wages. The teacher are asking for 250$ per month, according to seminar ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-politics-more-pay-teachers

School buildings ‘failing test’

Two years out from the 2015 Millennium Development Goals’ target of universal access to education, Cambodia remains plagued by school infrastructure shortages, with a scarcity of classrooms and decrepit facilities that threaten students’ safety, NGOs and teachers say. At Slorkram Primary School in Battambang, teachers ...

Laignee Barron and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-buildings-%E2%80%98failing-test%E2%80%99

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