Ministry to reform universities with World Bank funding

The education ministry has begun work on improving the quality of education in Cambodia’s top five universities after the World Bank agreed to provide US$90 million to fund higher education reforms, writes Sen David for the Khmer Times.

Speaking at a workshop on reforming the higher education system, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said that the World Bank in July approved the US$90 million and the government is putting in US$2.5 million to finance efforts to improve the quality of higher education. He said that the reforms, under the Capacity Improvement Project, will be implemented in the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Royal University of Agriculture, University of Cambodia Technology, Svay Rieng University and the University of Battambang.

“The reform of higher education will focus on improving teaching methods, the quality of teachers, the teaching syllabus, upgrading varsity buildings, dormitories and quality of equipment,” Chuon Naron said.
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