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Ambitious arts trial seeks to spark Cambodia’s creativity

A five-year pilot program is being created to integrate arts and culture into public schools throughout the country, and may help Cambodians develop a better understanding of their roots and the creative ability to take on global challenges. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ambitious-arts-trial-seeks-to-spark-cambodias-creativity-123982/

PM hands out prizes for Cambodia's ‘A’-team

For the third year in row, students scoring an A on Cambodia’s high-stakes Grade 12 exit exam were granted an audience with Prime Minister Hun Sen and lavished with gifts, while the Ministry of Education came in for its own accolades on reforms that are ...

Yesenia Amaro and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hands-out-prizes-cambodias-team

Education minister lays out reforms at assembly

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron was questioned in front of a parliamentary panel yesterday, offering lawmakers a nine-point policy for reforming the Kingdom’s educational sector, according to a ministry official. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-minister-lays-out-reforms-assembly

Teacher who stripped student awaiting trial

A teacher accused six months ago of punishing an 11-year-old female student by making her strip at the Hun Sen Wat Thmey Primary School in Svay Rieng province was finally detained and is awaiting trial, authorities said yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teacher-who-stripped-student-awaiting-trial

Top students get training nod

Top-scoring candidates from this year’s grade 12 national exam will be given free passes to train as pre-school and primary teachers in an effort to improve the quality of the education system.Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a request from Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron to ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/top-students-get-training-nod

Test takers say their prayers

On the eve of the grade 12 national exam students across Phnom Penh put down their revision notes and flocked to local pagodas and shrines yesterday, praying that they will pass the high-stakes test – and that the proctors will let them cheat.With testing starting ...

Taing Vida and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/test-takers-say-their-prayers

Teachers press for missing bonuses

Nearly 150 teachers across five districts in Kampot province have signed a petition demanding the government pay them monthly rural posting bonuses they say are now nine months in arrears. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-press-missing-bonuses

Degrees of change in the air

Public and private universities are experiencing an exponential rise in the number of students opting for two-year associate degrees rather than four-year bachelor’s programs following last year’s disastrous high school exit examinations, education officials said yesterday. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/degrees-change-air

Thousands drop out from national exams

After last year’s crackdown on high school exit-exam cheats, the number of students who have registered to take the exam this August has dipped, but with new monitoring initiatives in place, education officials said they are optimistic the pass rate will increase. The 88,488 candidates planning ...

Sen David and Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thousands-drop-out-national-exams

Anti-graft programs launch

Two anti-corruption initiatives were announced yesterday to encourage transparency and ethically engaged citizenship, particularly among Cambodia’s youth. ...

Pech Sotheary and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-graft-programs-launch

Ministries need to pull together on skills gap

The Ministry of Economy and Finance is urging ministries to avoid overlapping each other’s programs when it comes to tackling the Kingdom’s long-lamented human resource skills gap. A workshop was held yesterday between the Finance Ministry, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labour, the private ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministries-need-pull-together-skills-gap

Disabled education lacking

In an internal report released this week, the Ministry of Education gave itself high marks for the access to education it offers disabled children, offering a rundown of successes in the field dotted with green checkmarks, not unlike a school report card. However, though the ministry ...

Rebecca Moss
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-education-lacking

Progress, hurdles for education

Despite the fact that Cambodia is slated to reach the six internationally agreed-upon education goals set by Unesco for 2015, the Kingdom’s education system continues to face systemic problems, according to the Ministry of Education’s annual report. The report’s final draft, which was released to the ...

Sarah Taguiam and Rebecca Moss
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/progress-hurdles-education

Teachers call for school budgets

The Cambodian Independent Teachers Association (CITA) demanded in a letter sent on Monday to the Ministry of Education that all Cambodian secondary schools be paid their full yearly program budget after complaints were lodged by some teachers that the funds had not yet been received. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-call-school-budgets

PM honours ‘heroines’ in teaching, sport

The prime minister yesterday praised three women as national heroines for their inspiring international achievements in the arenas of education and sports. During an awards ceremony for scholars at the National Institute of Education, Prime Minister Hun Sen congratulated local teacher Neang Phalla for her abilities ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/pm-honours-heroines-teaching-sport

Teachers push ministry over nixed scholarship

More than 400 teachers who took part in an eight-month teaching course at the National Institute of Education (NIE) are demanding the government pay them scholarship funds that were initially promised only to be later axed over cost concerns. In a petition sent yesterday to the ...

Sen David and Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/teachers-push-ministry-over-nixed-scholarship

Teachers to get wage hike

Cambodia’s lowest paid high-school and primary-school teachers will receive a $25 increase to their base monthly salary by the end of May, the government revealed on Monday. Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the raise at the opening of the National Literacy Campaign on Monday and reiterated ...

Tat Oudom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/teachers-get-wage-hike

Ministry halts business ed licences

Aiming to address a skills mismatch in the Cambodian economy, the government has put a hold on new licences for higher education courses in the fields of business and finance. In response to a growing need for science and engineering skills, as well as trade-qualified workers, ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-halts-business-ed-licences

Disgruntled nursing students petition Parliament

About 20 nursing students from the privately run International Science Institute petitioned the National Assembly on Wednesday to demand action against their school, which they claim is unlicensed and providing them with a substandard education. The school opened in 2012 and currently has about 160 students, ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/disgruntled-nursing-students-petition-parliament-76907/

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