Search

Search form

I want to be a high school principal

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

I want to be a high school principal

After leaving Preah Vihear province to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Phnom Penh, Bie Banarin has promised himself not to come home without first becoming a high school principal.

Banarin, 26, is studying educational methodology at the National Institute of Education. He said he believes that in the computer age, information plays a vital role for research and living. However, the people in his hometown are not able to easily access computers.

This led him to study information technology at the Royal University of Phnom Penh so that he can one day share his technological knowledge with the next generation. However, he came to the conclusion that being a teacher is not enough for him to easily share new subjects with students.

Banarin said that in order to make his dream come true, he must become a high school principal.

“I could not share my skills to people in the rural areas if I am only a teacher,” he said.

The first thing that he wants to do as a principal is to change the curriculum a bit and add more technology classes for students. He will cooperate with NGOs and other partners to get help building schools, laboratories and computers and connect to the internet to help all students research and study.

However, Banarin is still not sure how to be a good principal. “How should I prepare to become an honourable school principal?” he asked.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all