Welcome to LIFT issue 4

Welcome to LIFT issue 4

The options for higher education in Cambodia have grown exponentially over the past decade. There are now nearly 100 higher education institutions, all of which have different programmes, priorities and practices built into their academic and business plans.

While growth is a good thing, it also makes for an extremely difficult decision as graduates decide where they should pursue further studies. Many private schools in Cambodia and high schools overseas have faculty whose job is to guide students in making this decision, but in Cambodia students are often left to make this choice on their own.

The truth is, some schools in Cambodia have good programmes and are working to make them better, while other schools exist mainly as a business – with little attention paid to the quality of their academic programmes.

This issue will focus on the quality of education, giving you a framework by which to judge your own school or to begin looking for a school if you haven’t begun or want to continue your post-secondary studies (see our quality guide on the back page of this issue).

Striving to get a degree is a worthwhile effort, but all degrees are not the same, and if you do not have the skills to go along with the paper, it will not get you far. Highly skilled jobs require highly skilled people. Employers are not just looking for graduates they are looking for graduates with the practical knowledge to jump into the workplace with minimal additional training.

The amount of work you put in will inevitably reflect the amount of skills you take away from college, regardless of the school you choose. However, if you select the best university for you, not only will you enjoy your collegiate experience more, you will be better fit to join the work force upon graduating.


  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release