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Ministry of Education Invests $70 Million to Transform General Education

by Surya Narayan
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In an exciting development for Cambodia’s education sector, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports has allocated over $70 million to implement a comprehensive project aimed at improving general education over a span of five years. Hang Chuon Naron, the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sports, shared this incredible news during a recent meeting to evaluate the progress of the project.

The initiative, which commenced in 2022 and is set to be completed by 2026, demonstrates the government’s commitment to providing quality education for all. The substantial budget incorporates $60 million in loans from the World Bank, $9.25 million from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), and a noteworthy contribution of $1 million from the Royal Government.

Minister Hang Chuon Naron has taken proactive measures to ensure the success of this project. He has instructed the involved parties to closely monitor the project’s quarterly progress, specifically focusing on the implementation of the secondary education improvement plan. Additionally, regular visits and quarterly project meetings will be organized in various schools to encourage principals to openly discuss challenges and suggest effective solutions. This inclusive approach promotes collaboration and empowers school leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of education in Cambodia.

Highlighting the importance of cooperation, the Minister has called for a joint meeting between the Ministry and its partner organizations to review the implementation of joint projects and identify collaborative solutions. This collaborative effort ensures that all stakeholders have a voice in shaping the education landscape and that strategies are in place to address any obstacles that may arise.

With such significant investment and strategic planning, Cambodia’s education sector is poised for a transformative journey. By focusing on enhancing general education, the Ministry aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the modern world. This initiative holds the promise of providing an inclusive and holistic education system that prepares students for their future roles as leaders and contributors to society.

The Ministry’s commitment to investing in education is a testament to its dedication to the country’s youth and their bright future. By prioritizing quality education, Cambodia is taking a significant step towards empowering its citizens and fostering sustainable development. This ambitious project will undoubtedly have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of countless students and contribute to the overall progress of the nation.

The Ministry of Education’s investment of over $70 million in general education is a milestone achievement that signals a new era of educational excellence in Cambodia. It is a clear demonstration of the government’s commitment to nurturing young minds and creating a brighter future for all.

Source: Khmer Times

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