Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Meeting at the school fence



Meeting at the school fence

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Meeting at the school fence

School is a place for training human resources. However, it also seems to be a place for other, noneducational activities. According to my own experiences, some high school students enjoy meeting each other along the school fence when they have no class or when the teacher doesn’t come to school.

Moreover, some students standing or sitting on their motorbikes talk together, both as friends and as lovers. These activities not only present an inappropriate image to the public and give a bad image to other students, but this behaviour also interrupts other students studying in the classroom.

Mey Chansakol, a grade 12 student, said that this is rather common.

“Usually some high school students wearing uniforms don’t go home when they have no class, but they meet each other to talk along the school gate and fence. Whether it is a short or long time, it really doesn’t look not good.”

According to Sakol, in order to avoid untidiness and interruption to other students in the school, no student should use the school fence as a place for talking in groups.

MOST VIEWED

  • All Covid restrictions for inbound travellers lifted

    Cambodia has apparently taken the final step towards full reopening of the country without Covid-19 restrictions by removing all requirements for inbound travellers, who until now had to show health certificates indicating that they have tested Covid-19 negative in the past 72 hours as well as

  • Typhoon Noru brings flash floods – 16 dead

    An official warned that that the 16th typhoon of the season, Noru, had brought heavy rains to areas the Mekong River and flooded thousands of homes in the provinces bordering Thailand. As of September 27, the death toll from the flooding had risen to 16. National Committee

  • Cambodia stands firm on 5PC: No invite for Myanmar to ASEAN Summit this year

    Cambodia has not invited Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of Myanmar’s ruling State Administration Council (SAC), to the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit and related meetings scheduled for next month in Phnom Penh. The government will instead invite a non-political representative from Myanmar

  • Mushrooming borey projects and home financing – a cause for concern?

    A spurt in housing developments is typically a sign of a growing economy but underneath all that might lay some anxiety of credit growth as developers offer financing to buyers at higher rates, an activity the central bank identifies as ‘shadow banking’ Earlier this year,

  • Thai Senate delegates in Cambodia to discuss anti-graft co-op

    A delegation from Thailand's Senate was in Phnom Penh on September 28 to meet their Cambodian counterparts to discuss strategies for fighting corruption and enhancing cooperation. The Thai delegates were from its Senate’s Committee on Studying and Inspecting Corruption, Misconduct and Strengthening Good Governance. They

  • Hun Sen’s rare visit to Cuba: What’s going on?

    Back on August 17, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he would deliver a speech at the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in the US’ New York City, visit Cuba and attend the state funeral of the slain Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo