Universities to undergo quality audit

Cambodia’s minister of education will no longer place a validating signature on the country’s university degrees, and tertiary education institutions will soon be audited and properly accredited for the quality of education, write Khy Sovuthy and Matt Blomberg for Cambodia Daily.

“All universities must sign [their own degrees] and be responsible for the education quality themselves,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said last Monday in a speech to more than 4,000 National University of Management graduates at Koh Pich Conference Hall in Phnom Penh. “If [students] apply for a job and are not accepted, they can no longer blame it on the education minister,” Hun Sen said, without elaborating.

Ros Salin, chief of newly appointed Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron’s cabinet, said handing over the responsibility of signing degrees would force the nation’s 104 universities to raise their standards as the Ministry begins evaluating the quality of education in the institutions.
Full report on the Cambodia Daily site