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In Brief: Spat over education survey continues

In Brief: Spat over education survey continues

The

Federation of Cambodian Intellectuals and Students (FCIS) called for

the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to increase the quality of

education by considering a controversial teachers union survey. "The

[ministry] should look at the [Cambodian Independent Teachers

Association] report for solutions to increase the quality of

education," Mao Pises, the president of FCIS said on Tueday. CITA's

survey claimed about 41 percent of primary students drop out before

entering secondary school, but Hun Chan Rith, a deputy director at the

Education Ministry, said that number was "not fair" but refused to

reveal their dropout numbers, calling them a "secret".

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