Government critic fired from Education Ministry

Former unionist and election official Rong Chhun, who resigned from the National Election Committee (NEC) following the forced dissolution of the opposition, has been fired from the Education Ministry for being absent without permission. ...

Yon Sineat

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

Ministries eye budget bumps for next year

The Ministry of Economy and Finance finished month-long consultations with key ministries on Thursday in preparation for the drafting of Cambodia’s budget for 2017. ...

Kong Meta

405 get an A in high school exams

The ministry of Education announced the results of the grade 12 high school exams on Saturday afternoon, noting that 405 of the 89,661 students who enrolled to take the exam received an A grade, a marked improvement on the previous year and a “surprise” for ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry hails successful national exam, says no cheating at all

As the third year of strictly regulated national high school exams drew to a close on Tuesday, the Ministry of Education brushed off evidence of widespread attempts at cheating and declared the event a success. ...

Janelle Retka and Phan Soumy

High-stakes Grade 12 exams kick off

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron applauded the vast majority of Grade-12 students for obeying the strict no-cheating rules he introduced three years ago as nationwide testing kicked off yesterday with relatively few hiccups. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Yesenia Amaro

Internet to be introduced at 5,000 schools

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced an ambitious five-year plan with Metfone to provide internet access to 5,000 state education institutions across the country. ...

Samoeurth Seavmeng and Taylor O'connell

Auctions of illegal timber to resume, officials say

Top officials on Monday said the government would be auctioning off some of the 70,000 cubic meters of wood authorities have seized in recent months, backtracking on a recent pledge Hun Sen made to stop the sales. ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter

Ministry cuts school hours amid severe heat wave

With the country grappling with drought and soaring temperatures, the Ministry of Education issued a directive on Monday cutting the amount of time students sit in sweltering classrooms for the remainder of the hot season. ...

Khuon Narim

Zaha hadid’s little known plan to redesign Phnom Penh

Prior to her death on Thursday of last week, British architect Zaha Hadid was working to help Cambodia rebuild after the tragedies of its history. As was well-known, she was designing a new institute in Phnom Penh to foster research and remembrance of the country’s darkest ...

Hul Reaksmey

Gov’t to commence 18,000 strong recruitment drive

The Cambodian government said it will recruit over 18,000 civil officials and contracted officials this year to replace retired officials and bolster understaffed ministry positions ...

Taing Vida

More universities needed in provincial areas: PM

Speaking at the inauguration of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmum University yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a program to establish universities in all provinces, saying that the creation of more institutions of higher learning would improve access to education outside of the capital. ...

Pech Sotheary and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Education ministry planning student loans fund for university

In an effort to prepare more students for ASEAN integration, the Education Ministry plans to set up a program to give high school students access to student loans so they can continue their studies at university. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Minister pens book on Khmer economy

“Cambodia Economy: The Bright Way to the Future,” written by Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youths and Sport Ministry MoEYS, will be officially launched next Tuesday by the author, Dr. Hang Chuon Naron. ...

Chea Takihiro

Education ministry wants bachelor’s degrees for all teachers

The Education Ministry will organize a training course and study programs that will give all of the country’s teachers access to bachelor’s degree programs by 2020, officials said yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong

Cambodia must bridge skills gap: report

Cambodia must work to close the skills gap between its labor force and the domestic job market in order to maintain its economic growth, according to a report released on Monday by the Asian Development Bank and the International Labor Organization. ...

Anthony Jensen

Exam scores up this year, graders say

Interviews with dozens of the more than 10,000 teachers who gathered in Phnom Penh this week to grade exams taken by more than 85,000 Grade 12 students last month indicate that the results this year might not be as dismal as last year – when ...

Va Sonyka

Ministry defends pro-CPP speech at university

The Education Ministry on Monday defended a pro-CPP speech delivered to some 1,500 students at a university in Phnom Penh on Sunday, reasoning that the school did not breach the ministry’s new directive against political activity at academic institutions because classes had finished for the ...

Aun Chhengpor

Ministry breaks ground on new tech institute

The Ministry of Education on Monday broke ground on a new Institute of Technology campus in Kompong Speu province’s Thpong district that officials said is being built with funds from the Thai royal family on land partially donated by agribusiness magnate Ly Yong Phat. ...

Sek Odom

Ministry warns of punishment for political activity at schools

The Ministry of Education has issued a directive banning political activism or association at academic institutions, saying it will fine or shut down universities, post-secondary schools and student organizations that have engaged in or promoted political activity. ...

Mech Dara

NGOs want Cambodia to provide accommodations for students during exam

Civil groups have urged Cambodian authorities to provide places for students to stay during the upcoming national high school graduate exam and prevent hotels and guesthouses from increasing room rates in all cities and provinces. ...

Chandara Yang

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