Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 2 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet introduced the development of a digital policy between public and private schools, with each department requesting a separate division, and all relevant ministries to formulate a policy to work together as a standard.

The premier spoke on Tuesday (Mar. 2) during the closing 2023 annual meeting of the Ministry of Education at Institute of Technology of Cambodia.

Samdech Thipadei underlined the need for clarity and direction in digital training to ensure consistency and urged the Ministry of Education to collaborate with the Ministry of Posts. He highlighted the importance of avoiding redundancy in training between ministries and called for the issuance of a joint policy to streamline operations and enhance accountability.

Premier Hun Manet underscored, "Digital policy development between public schools, private schools, and each department within the Ministry of Education, entrusted with this task, should be divided, ensuring a high level of cooperation with all relevant ministries. We need to establish a comprehensive policy framework to guide our actions. By proceeding systematically, we can ensure smooth and efficient progress. I am reminded of the saying, 'slow but smooth, smooth but fast, alternating between slow and fast,' highlighting the importance of maintaining a steady pace while ensuring consistent advancement."

Samdech Thipadei added that rushing without preparation would lead to rough outcomes and that addressing other problems along the way could hinder progress. He advocated for a smooth and agreeable approach, even if it means progressing at a slower pace, as it would ultimately lead to achieving the goal. He reiterated the importance of the consensus-building process, stating that it is a common principle not only in Cambodia but also internationally, and emphasised the difficulty of achieving inter-institutional consensus.