Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Minister: More schools close to reopening

Minister: More schools close to reopening

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Students are learning in Kampong Cham's Kang Meas district on September 12, 2020. Education Ministry

Minister: More schools close to reopening

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron on Monday authorised directors of education departments nationwide to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and issue permits for schools licensed by their respective One Window Service Office (OWSO) to reopen.

The Ministry of Education referred to Directive No 43 dated September 1, on the reopening of general education institutions and private kindergartens in the second phase.

The ministry also pointed to its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the re-operating of educational institutions in the context of the Covid-19 disease dated August 4.

In a letter issued on Monday, Chuon Naron informed the directors of his decision. All educational institutions which were issued licenses by the OWSO in their jurisdiction are eligible to reopen.

After directors inspect and evaluate the educational institutions in line with the SOPs, they are then asked to send a report of the inspection and the permission letter to the ministry. They must send the documents no later than three days after they receive a permit to reopen.

Federation of Education Services in Cambodia president Pech Bolen said on Monday that the decision reflects the efforts of the government and relevant ministries to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and their efforts to provide education to students in Cambodia.

Bolen confirmed that after reopening educational institutions in the second phase more than a week ago, both the education ministry and schools have found a new way to properly accommodate students, parents and teachers.

Ministry spokesman Ros Soveacha said on Monday that the decision was made after the ministry met with the 25 provincial and capital education departments to discuss controlling Covid-19.


  • Phnom Penh curfew starts today

    A two-week curfew from 8pm to 5am starts today in Phnom Penh, a day after a sub-decree detailing administrative measures to contain Covid-19 was issued by Prime Minister Hun Sen. “Travelling in Phnom Penh is temporally banned between 8pm and 5am,” said Phnom Penh governor

  • Covid in Kingdom hits ‘critical point’

    The Covid-19 situation in Cambodia has reached a critical point, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned, as cases surge with two more deaths and 265 infections reported over the weekend. On March 28 alone, the Ministry of Health recorded 86 Covid-19 cases linked to the February 20

  • Cambodia gears up for muted New Year festival

    The recent curfew and restrictions imposed in the capital and other Covid-19 hotspots were intended to break the chain of transmission, Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said as municipal and provincial authorities issued new directives banning certain activities during the upcoming Khmer New Year

  • Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

    The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them. Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial

  • Time to Rise by rapper, chapei legend is viral hit with ancient-modern mix

    Kong Nay is known internationally as the master of the chapei dang veng, a traditional Cambodian instrument resembling a long-necked lute or guitar with two nylon strings that he was already playing professionally by the age of 15. Nay is sometimes referred to as the Cambodian

  • Cambodia set for large-scale vaccination campaign as Covid spreads

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed all provincial authorities to get ready for a large-scale vaccination campaign, with at least one million doses to be administered per month. “We will roll out at least one million doses. The vaccines we have purchased and received as