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Ministry eyes school discipline

The Ministry of Education late last week instructed provincial education departments to tighten their management of schools and to discipline teachers who are failing to live up to their responsibilities.  ...

Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-eyes-school-discipline

For many, work-school equation doesn’t add up

Almost a quarter of Cambodian students aged 7 to 14 are forced to give up school because their work intercedes, according to a new study by UNESCO. With 10 per cent of 7- to 14-year-olds classified as child labourers, Cambodia has more young children working ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/many-work-school-equation-doesnt-add

Failed students weigh future

As the new public school year gets under way this week, grade 12 students reeling from en masse failure at the national exam have a choice to make: repeat their grade or forfeit their diploma. In total, just 33,997 test-sitters, or 40.6 per cent of ...

Laignee Barron and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/failed-students-weigh-future

Ministry facing teacher shortage

Less than a week away from the start of the new school year, the government is short on teachers. Every year, the government struggles to recruit enough instructors to keep pace with enrollment rates and replace those who have retired, left teaching or passed away. The ...

Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-facing-teacher-shortage

Nation’s youngest lack teachers

Fewer and fewer primary schoolteachers are willing to cope with poor pay and the worst student-to-teacher ratio outside of Africa, government data shows. Annual reports released by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport reveal that despite fervent recruitment efforts, every year since 2005 – when ...

Laignee Barron and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nation%E2%80%99s-youngest-lack-teachers

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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