Women still falling off higher education ladderPhnom Penh Post.
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports' figures show only about one third of university students these days are women and the higher the qualification, the lower the female rate of participation. In the 2012-13 academic year, they made up 39.91% of the 216,053 students studying a bachelor degree, 33.6% of the 23,678 studying an associated degree, 21.49% of 6,160 masters students and only 6.33% of 142 PhD students.
The annual report by the Cambodian National Council for Women released last week said barriers to young women finishing higher education included the scarcity of scholarships, family financial issues and a lack of accommodation close to educational institutions.
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