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Kampong Speu opens new lifelong learning centre

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Education minister Hang Chuon Naron (in yellow tie) at the inauguration in Kampong Speu province on July 18. MOEYS

Kampong Speu opens new lifelong learning centre

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on July 18 officially inaugurated the Lifelong Learning Centre and Electronic Library to provide multi-disciplinary education services according to the specific needs of students.

The inauguration was presided over by Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron and provincial governor Vei Samnang.

The centre, locating in Trapaing Kong commune of Kampong Speu province’s Samrong Tong district, is sponsored by the Lions Club of South Korea.

Education ministry spokesman Ros Soveacha told The Post that the centre and library was one of the activities being carried out by the ministry to implement the national policy on lifelong learning.

Soveacha said the policy focuses on guiding Cambodians to become global citizens in line with social needs and global development trends, especially in the context of the labour market.

“The national policy is based on the vision of all Cambodians developing the right knowledge, skills, and physical and moral conduct to contribute to economic development. It will promote the harmonisation of individual, family and social life by providing lifelong learning opportunities, anytime, anywhere and by any means,” he said.

According to Soveacha, the policy aims to provide opportunities and support for people to receive education in all its forms. They will use the knowledge gained to increase efficiency, quality and productivity in the era of information technology, while maintaining a Buddhist society.

Samnang told The Post that the centre and e-library would help students who wish to learn English and Korean through specific e-learning technologies which were only available in this province.

He said it would also help to strengthen the knowledge and skills of students, so they could keep up with the country’s development. It would also provide employment opportunities for people, as the skills they learned would make them more employable.

According to Samnang, students will be able to access better jobs after training at the centre. People will have improved incomes and will contribute to the development of their communities and the nation.

“After they graduate, they may have the opportunity to work for Korean businesses, either here in Cambodia, or in South Korea,” he said.

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