Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 2 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet shared ten recommendations as input for the development of education sector in the kingdom.

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

The ten recommendations are as follows:

First, prioritise strengthening school governance and modernizing the education system to adapt to changing national and international environments. This involves implementing model school standards and ensuring equitable access to quality education services while promoting lifelong learning opportunities.

Second, review and adjust curricula and extracurricular activities to enhance students' knowledge, discipline, ethics, and behavior. This includes implementing full-day schooling and updating textbooks to align with international standards.

Third, introduce innovative teaching, learning, and assessment methods to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills among students, enabling them to apply scientific knowledge to real-life situations.

Fourth, reform teacher training institutions to enhance the qualifications of new and existing teachers. This includes aligning teacher training with professional standards and providing regular professional development opportunities.

Fifth, advance digital education by integrating technology into curricula, establishing digital laboratories, and enhancing teachers' digital capabilities. This involves utilizing technology in teaching and learning, improving digital content, and expanding digital platforms.

Sixth, improve health and hygiene standards in educational institutions, including implementing measures for immediate prevention and increasing education on safety, health, and food safety. This also entails enhancing health infrastructure and promoting cleanliness and sanitation.

Seventh, foster public-community partnerships in education, starting with model schools and extending guidelines to all educational institutions. This includes encouraging voluntary contributions to equity funds and promoting collaboration between parents and students to enhance student education.

Eighth, develop children and youth to become responsible citizens with confidence in their abilities. This involves promoting programs such as "good children, good students, good friends, good citizens" and encouraging youth participation in community service.

Ninth, promote sports to enhance physical and mental well-being, teamwork, creativity, and perseverance. This includes strengthening the management of physical education and sports, developing sports infrastructure, and improving the quality of sports at all levels.

Tenth, enhance the effectiveness of cooperative financing, education policy development, and planning. This involves developing the capacity of education staff and ensuring cohesive leadership and management at all levels.