Cambodia will launch the First Learning Centre of Basic Education Equivalency Programme (BEEP) this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.
This event will be presided over by H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth, and Sports and attended by various stakeholders including Mr. Santosh Khatri, Chief of Education, UNESCO, representatives of Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, as well as UN Joint Programme Team on Youth Employment, World Education EdTech Centre & youth-centred NGOs at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia.
According to a press release from UNESCO, BEEP is a joint initiative of UNESCO with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to provide flexible alternative education to out-of-school youth to complete lower secondary/basic education, equivalent to grade 9.
BEEP enables the Cambodian youth to pursue their educational interest while continuing professional activities, said the press release, adding that having a basic education qualification will enable them to build their knowledge and skills for further decent employment opportunities.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press