Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Education

Amid Cambodia’s Jobs Shortage, One Man Devotes Himself to His Community

Thorn Bun Thoeng and his students are engaging in a conversation about the exam preparation at his English school. (Soksreinith Ten/VOA Khmer

31 August 2015
In 2011, twenty-five-year-old Thorn Bun Thoeng started teaching English to local children in his native Preah Dak village. More

Cambodia’s 'No Cheating in Exams' Policy is Working

Education minister confident new regulations will mean better results this year.

Fine Arts University Relocation Sparks Concerns

A plan to move Cambodia’s oldest fine arts college is sparking concern among teachers, students and artists.

Tighter Security on Exams, But Critics Say Teachers Need Paid More

Observers say that better salaries will improve education faster than crackdowns on cheaters.

Tech Designer Hopes To Create Better Data System for Hospitals

Programmer Kong Divin recently returned from a trip to the US, where he won second place in a Microsoft Office context in Texas.

Video A Writer Returns to Preah Vihear Temple

Preah Vihear temple, which sits on a high cliff near the Thai border, has been the center of confrontation between Cambodia and Thailand for years.

Ahead of ‘Clean’ Exams, Bookshops See Fall in Business

For many students, the government crackdown on cheating has provided an incentive to study harder.

Political Forum Builds Cambodia’s Discussion Culture

Politikoffee has hosted students from Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge universities as well as monks, women’s activists, teachers, diplomats, and social analysts.

Speech Therapists Struggle To Meet the Needs of Many

An estimated 60,000 children in Cambodia have speech problems.

Video Burgess Documents Cambodian-Thai Conflict at Preah Vihear in Newest Book

Preah Vihear temple has been at the center of a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand for more than a century. Built from sandstone a thousand years ago, it was the center of faith and worship during the height of the Khmer Empire.

Students Knuckle Down to Prepare for Cheating-Free Exam

The education minister told VOA Khmer that the grade 12 national examination this year will be held on August 24-25, and will take place at 149 exam centers across the country.

Video Pilot Project Using Software to Boost Rice Production Is Underway in Cambodia

Cambodia is a small country with big aspirations. By the end of 2015 it aims to become one of the world's major rice exporters - which means it will have to almost triple exports of milled rice in the next sixteen months.

Video Unicef and the Cambodian Ministry of Health Ad #1

Unicef and the Ministry of Health have prepared four spots to raise awareness in the care of newborns and young children with illnesses.

'Angkor’s Children' Director Stresses the Arts in Recovering Cambodia

'Angkor’s Children' tells the stories of three young Cambodian women, who perform art from different generations in Cambodia’s history.

Weak Institutions Hurting Cambodia’s Growth, Analyst Says

Strong political institutions are required for continued economic growth, but the capacity of Cambodia’s state institutions remains weak.

Photogallery Campaign Begins for Improved Child Health

The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.

Video Cambodia Struggling to Curb Child Labor

Earlier this year a United Nations report found 10 percent of Cambodian children aged 7-14 are working – one of the highest rates in the region – and said one in four children in that age bracket are forced to quit school to help their families. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.

Language Expert Warns Against "Foreignization" Under Globalization

Chan Virak said an increasing number are using English or Chinese. Without a careful policy, there is a danger of “foreignization” of Cambodian values.

'Geek’ Girls Prove Tech Is Not Just for Boys

Their app, ImEX, creates an online market for farmers, where they can sell their products, pairing consumer demand with farmers supply.

In Cambodia, English Classes More Popular Than Chinese

VOA finds that despite long historical, political ties to Beijing, Chinese instruction lags behind English.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Australia Says Deal to Send More Refugees to Cambodia Still Oni
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31 August 2015
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday denied a refugee deal with Cambodia had collapsed after Cambodian officials said Cambodian did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement. Australia and Cambodia agreed last September that some refugees from Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia in exchange for Australian aid, but only four have arrived since then. Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak told Reuters that they "have no plans to receive more refugees from Nauru." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied the deal had collapsed. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer.

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