The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport held an August 11 meeting to study the implementation of a programme which aims to promote the quality of education in Cambodia. The agenda included previous study programmes, study duration, homework requirements and teaching methodology.

The meeting was led by education minister Hang Chuon Naron, with officials from relevant institutions under the ministry in attendance.

The ministry announced that the meeting primarily focused on adhering to four hours of class time a day, two hours of self-study, Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Mathematics (EGRA-EGMA), homework for students, study clubs, teaching methodology, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

During the meeting, Chuon Naron recommended that educators pay close attention to separating the methodology of primary and secondary school levels.

“At the primary school level, challenges must be noted. All teachers and students must be regularly evaluated and discipline must be reviewed and strengthened accordingly,” he said.

“Ministry officials should maintain a list of ‘good schools’, ‘good principals’ and ‘good teachers’. Officials must inspect schools to encourage them to adhere to the rules. Positive experiences should be widely shared to increase the number of quality schools and staff,” he added.