Cambodia Highlights Priorities to Transform Education System

Cambodia has highlighted priorities to transform the country’s education system to a new level.

The insights was unveiled by H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports when addressing the G20 Fourth Education WG and Ministers’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia on Sept. 1.

The priorities include safe school reopening, learning recovery and continuity of learning; school reform focusing on accountability, autonomy, assessment and participation; and the development of high-quality teachers.

Digital education and STEM education to develop 21st century skill for young people; establishment of the Centre of Excellence in Higher Education; and strengthening of education system and building institutional capacity are also part of the set priorities.

The meeting themed “Recover, Reimagine, Rebuild Stronger”, is a good opportunity to discuss an overarching subject of immediate importance to all, he said thanking the Indonesian counterpart for excellent arrangement of the gathering.

Education, training and skill development are critical to equip young people for productive employment and decent work inline with SDG8 on decent work and economic growth.

The minister expressed Cambodia’s full support for the draft G20 Education Ministers’ Declaration, which emphasises the commitment to SDG4, balanced use of digital technology, partnership and solidarity for education recovery, universal values of education, digital transformation of education, and the future of work.

He called on joint effort to address education challenges together and to advance regional and global collaboration to rebuild, transform and strengthen education system for the future generation.