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Sex-ed site reaching thousands, NGO says

A lack of knowledge about sex is posing a risk to the health and education of adolescents, according to the Ministry of Education, which has created an online program to help better inform and equip the young people who make up 60 per cent of ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sex-ed-site-reaching-thousands-ngo-says

Corruption curriculum headed to junior high

In what it says is a bid to fight graft in the Kingdom from the bottom up, the Ministry of Education announced yesterday the expansion of its anti-corruption curriculum to junior high school students. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/corruption-curriculum-headed-junior-high

Student denies test bribe accusation

The former Battambang High School student who a local news website claimed earlier this week bribed education officials to secure a passing exam grade said yesterday that the certificate the website published is not his. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-denies-test-bribe-accusation

Education Ministry investigates test bribe

The Ministry of Education yesterday said it is creating a committee to investigate an alleged case of a student bribing education officials in Battambang with $650 to give him a passing grade 12 exam score in 2014. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-investigates-test-bribe

Child protection in schools under review

The Ministry of Education is working with NGOs to draft a policy document to protect schoolchildren from abuse at the hands of educators and fellow students, an NGO specialist told the Post yesterday.More than 40 government and non-government representatives gathered in the capital on Friday ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-protection-schools-under-review

Teachers seek action against principal

Representatives of a large group of secondary school teachers in Kandal province who complained about the allegedly corrupt behaviour of their boss spoke out about the failure of authorities to act on their concerns yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-seek-action-against-principal

UK backs STEM push

Young Cambodians will be urged to consider a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), through a joint initiative launched yesterday by the Ministry of Education, the British Embassy and the international employment and training organisation IDP Education.​ ...

Zoe Holman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uk-backs-stem-push

Ministry sets up team for exam complaints

A special team will be established to review high school students’ claims that they were unfairly graded in this month’s national examinations, the education minister has said.The announcement came as the Education Ministry said it had so far received more than 100 formal complaints from ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-sets-team-exam-complaints

The knowledge economy

Like many children in Cambodia, Puthea* learned from a young age that good grades don’t come cheap.Before leaving for school, the grade 3 student collects lunch money from his mother along with a bribe he pays to his teacher in exchange for what should be ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/knowledge-economy-0

Girls outdo boys – again

The results of this year’s much-improved grade 12 national exams have left some with less to celebrate than others, as government data showed a continued large disparity between male and female performances as well as across provinces.According to detailed results released on the Ministry of ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/girls-outdo-boys-again

Test results please many

More than half of the students who sat the grade 12 national exam last month passed the high-stakes test, marking a significant improvement on last year’s results, when nearly two-thirds failed amid sweeping anti-cheating reforms.The results, which were released on Saturday, show that 55.8 per ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/test-results-please-many

Anticipation grows over test scores

Rumours swirling in local media of a grade 12 exam pass rate of 80 per cent – which would mark a massive year-to-year improvement – were neither confirmed nor denied by the Ministry of Education yesterday, though some grading tests reported low scores in certain ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anticipation-grows-over-test-scores

Plan to teach bokator in schools discussed

Students in Cambodia may soon practice the ancient Khmer martial art of bokator if a proposal under discussion at the Ministry of Education is approved. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/plan-teach-bokator-schools-discussed

Pregnant test-taker may get 2nd shot

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs is spearheading calls for a pregnant woman rushed out of this year’s national exam after going into labour to be allowed to re-sit the test amid strict reforms, which include no second chances for those who “fail”.Twenty-five-year-old Pich Sam Ath ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pregnant-test-taker-may-get-2nd-shot

Exam a test of nerves

As the grade 12 national exam kicked off yesterday, the Ministry of Education said early indicators suggested a marked improvement on last year’s dismal results, though incidents of students caught cheating and others buckling under the pressure of the high-stakes test remained.The two-day exam began ...

Taing Vida and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/exam-test-nerves

Schooled on penalties

Despite unprecedentedly strict anti-cheating measures being implemented in last year’s grade 12 examinations, the Kingdom’s Anti-Corruption Unit pledged yesterday that punishments will be tougher still for proctors caught selling answers and accepting bribes this time around. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schooled-penalties

Exam budget surplus: Gov’t

The Ministry of Education plans to spend less than its allocated $3 million budget for the upcoming high school exit exam due to a decrease in this year’s exam registrants, an education official confirmed yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/exam-budget-surplus-govt

EU funding to the Kingdom rises threefold

The European Union’s delegation to Cambodia will almost triple its funding to the Kingdom over the next five years because the bloc’s aid policy has shifted its focus to least developed countries. Jean-François Cautain, ambassador for the European Union’s delegation to Cambodia, announced the EU would ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-funding-kingdom-rises-threefold

Protest leader accuses Education System linked to Politics

Though the Ministry of Education is reforming its system which resulted in only 40 percents of the high school students across the country passed the exam this year, president of Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association Mr. Rong Chhun said that Cambodia education system is linked ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/protest-leader-accuses-education-system-linked-to-politics-7593

Nearly 18 pct of applicants pass 2nd high school graduation exam in Cambodia this year

The Cambodian education ministry announced Friday that 10,871 applicants, or 17.94 percent, of the total 60,611 candidates passed the second and final high school graduation exam for 2014. The ministry organized the second test after only 25.72 percent of the total 89,937 high school students ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2014-10/31/c_133757216.htm

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