Cambodia to Further Enhance Education for Good Human Capital

Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet has reaffirmed the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)'s commitment to further enhance the education sector for good human capital for the national benefits. In his remarks at the annual meeting of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports held at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia this afternoon, Samdech Thipadei Prime Minister mentioned that the Royal Government has never neglected the education sector. In this 7th Legislature of the National Assembly, the RGC considers human capital development as the first priority as stated in the Pentagonal Strategy - Phase 1, focusing on strengthening the quality of education, sports, science and technology. 'I strongly support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to enhance good human capital. Teachers must learn, even me, the Prime Minister, I must learn every day, learn about emerging problems, learn to solve new problems, but what ensures human resources is education, especially at the foundatio n,' he said. Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet also encouraged all stakeholders to strengthen school governance, review and upgrade the school curriculums and extra-curricular activities in accordance with the need to strengthen the knowledge, discipline, ethics and behaviour of students. Until 2023-2024, Cambodia has totalled some 19,000 general education schools and kindergartens, including 8,891 kindergartens, 8,252 primary schools, 1,341 secondary schools, and 897 high schools, H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports pointed out. Besides, H.E. Minister said, there are 169 higher education institutions nationwide, of which 78 are public institutions and 91 are private institutions. In the same school year, there were 4,09 million students, including 400,000 young children, 2,20 million primary school students, 711,000 lower secondary school students, 431,000 high school students, 3,500 general and technical students, and 284,600 higher education students. Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse