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Alternative education programme to expand to 15 provinces

The Basic Education Equivalency Programme has plans to expand centres to 15 provinces so online education can be provided to drop out students who want to finish Grade 9. According to a Unesco report, BEEP was initially launched in Phnom Penh in February last year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680053/alternative-education-programme-to-expand-to-15-provinces

Three more BEEP centres open in Phnom Penh

The Labour and Education ministries, in collaboration with Unesco, yesterday jointly launched three more Basic Education Equivalency Programme centres in Phnom Penh for school dropouts to continue their education online. The new centres are at the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, JVC Technical College ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600369/three-more-beep-centres-open-in-phnom-penh/

Dropouts to get online education scheme

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is working in conjunction with Unesco and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) to launch an internet-based education programme for Cambodian youths in grades seven to nine who have dropped out of school. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dropouts-get-online-education-scheme

Failing students urged to take up skills training

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron yesterday advised Grade 12 students who fail the national exam to study vocational skills instead of ending their education. Speaking at the launching of a pilot project “Basic Education Equivalency Program” in Phnom Penh, he said that students who ...

Or Sreypich
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520587/failing-students-urged-to-take-up-skills-training/

UN-backed education policy ready for government approval

In a bid to improve the quality of vocational education in the country, the Ministry of Education and Unesco will submit a National Policy on Lifelong Learning to the Council of Ministers following multiple discussions on the matter. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505797/un-backed-education-policy-ready-for-government-approval/

Museum at Preah Vihear Temple to open soon

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will officially inaugurate a museum at the Preah Vihear World Heritage Site on March 20. Nov Sokuna, the director of the provincial culture and fine arts department, said the museum has been named ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114700/museum-at-preah-vihear-temple-to-open-soon/

Draft of long-awaited access-to-information law unveiled

A proposed access-to-information law more than a decade in the making was unveiled to the public yesterday, with just one item left to finalise – punishments for officials who refuse to disclose public information. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-long-awaited-access-information-law-unveiled

Kampong Thom's Sambor Prei Kuk gets Unesco listing

The Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site, a cluster of ancient brick temples scat-tered in the forest in Kampong Thom province, was listed as a World Heritage Site of Unesco on Saturday. ...

Jovina Chua and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thoms-sambor-prei-kuk-gets-unesco-listing

Illegal building at Angkor site must go, says Unesco

The Unesco representative in Cambodia has expressed support for the Apsara Authority’s actions to prevent the spread of illegal constructions in the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39692/illegal-building-at-angkor-site-must-go--says-unesco/

Heritage cities to boost tourism

Cambodia wants Unesco recognition for Kampot, Kratie and Battambang cities and hopes they would be considered by the UN organisation to be recognized as World Heritage sites when the kingdom files its application next June.​ ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38062/heritage-cities-to-boost-tourism/

Hope grows for three cities to be inducted into UNESCO list

Via the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Ministry of Tourism, the government is progressing with a set of relevant documents as a proposal to UNESCO to induct Battambang city, Kampot city and Kratie city on to the United Nations arm’s World Heritage ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/hope-grows-three-cities-be-inducted-unesco-list

Government’s ‘late’ UNESCO bid draws social media outcry

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts yesterday announced that they have submitted the Khmer martial art Bokator, as well as Lakhon Khol – the traditional masked dance theatre – to be considered for recognition on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. ...

Rinith Taing
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/governments-late-unesco-bid-draws-social-media-outcry

World Heritage status, tourists threaten Angkor preservation

The global recognition given to the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap—and other sites around the world that receive U.N. world heritage status—does as much to damage as it does to preserve the historical gem, according to a new research paper that was published in the ...

Matt Surrusco
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/world-heritage-status-tourists-threaten-angkor-preservation-127067/

Teachers’ salaries to be reviewed

The Education Ministry will look into further increasing the minimum wage for teachers in Cambodia after educators said the recent hike of $37, to take effect next April, was still insufficient.​ During the 2016 Teachers’ Day celebration at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia yesterday, Education ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30562/teachers----salaries-to-be-reviewed/

To court students, vocational programs get a makeover

One slickly produced television ad tells students “to join the community of minds that craves to learn,” as three teenagers assemble an electrical circuit board. “Better Skills! Better income!” a group of students shout in unison, fists raised. ...

James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16768/to-court-students--vocational-programs-get-a-makeover/

Ambitious adult literacy campaign falls short of target

With less than three months left before the end of a campaign to boost adult literacy in Cambodia, enrollment in classes run jointly by the government and Unesco has dropped below 75 percent of the year-end goal, officials said Tuesday. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ambitious-adult-literacy-campaign-falls-short-of-target-96688/

Museum puts spotlight on women

The National Museum in Phnom Penh has launched a new exhibition called “Photovoice of Cambodian Women in the Past, at Present, and in the Future.” ...

Nou Sotheavy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14316/museum-puts-spotlight-on-women/

New law on juvenile justice provides for rehabilitation

The Ministry of Social Affairs has completed drafting a law on juvenile justice that will soon be moved forward for approval and debate at the legislature. The new law, as drafted, aims to provide rehabilitation opportunities for juveniles, rather than simple prison sentences, and meets ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/new-law-on-juvenile-justice-provides-for-rehabilitation/2889738.html

UNESCO to push both adult literacy and preschool education

Months away from the end of a 15-year plan to improve education in the country, officials announced Wednesday that Cambodia still needs to make strides to meet adult literacy benchmarks and set new priorities focusing on the country’s youngest students. ...

Maria Paula Brito
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unesco-to-push-both-adult-literacy-and-preschool-education-85370/

Campaign aims to boost Adult Literacy

UNESCO and the Ministry of Education on Monday launched a two-month joint campaign to raise the adult literacy rate to 84.4 percent by the end of the year by airing television and radio spots to encourage enrollment in after-school literacy classes. ...

Hul Reaksmey and Ben Woods
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/campaign-aims-to-boost-adult-literacy-78943/

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