Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thai uni offers scholarships to 40 Cambodian students: PM

Thai uni offers scholarships to 40 Cambodian students: PM

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with Krirk University president Krasae Chanawongse on July 20. SPM

Thai uni offers scholarships to 40 Cambodian students: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen requested that Thailand’s Krirk University meet with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to discuss recruitment after the school announced scholarships for 40 Cambodians.

He also urged the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) to increase its projects in Cambodia.

The proposal was made during a July 20 meeting between Hun Sen and Krasae Chanawongse, president of the university and member of the board of ADPC, at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.

According to the premier’s social media post after the meeting, the scholarships would include full tuition, accommodation and meals and an allowance. The programme would be named the Samdech Techo Scholarship.

“Hun Sen thanked Krasae and asked him to continue discussions with education minister Hang Chuon Naron,” it said.

Yong Kim Eng, director of the People’s Centre for Development and Peace, said more opportunities for students to study abroad would encourage young people to study hard and compete for scholarships.

Kim Eng suggested that the scholarships be awarded in a transparent way to earn the trust of students, as that would improve the image of Cambodia’s education system.

“Schools in Thailand generally have high standards and are strictly regulated. This will be a great opportunity for students to absorb knowledge in their chosen field,” he told The Post on July 20.

“Cooperation in the education sector is very helpful. If we assure the country’s future, we must invest heavily in education, so our society has a solid foundation for the journey towards peace, stability and long-term social development,” he said.

During the meeting, Krasae also told Hun Sen that the ADPC had been designated an international centre, to which the prime minister offered his congratulations.

“Hun Sen offered his recommendations as to how the organisation could take action to prevent specific disasters,” it said.

When Krasae proposed meeting again next year, the prime minister said he would be pleased to meet him every time he is in Cambodia.

Established in 1986, the ADPC is an autonomous international organisation which works to build the resilience of individuals and institutions against disasters and the effects of climate change in the Asia-Pacific region.

It supports countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific to build systems and institutions to help them withstand disasters such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, cyclones and droughts.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia maintains 'Kun Khmer' stance despite Thailand’s boycott threat

    Cambodia has taken the position that it will use the term "Kun Khmer" to refer to the sport of kickboxing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and has removed the term Muay from all references to the sport. Despite strong reactions from the Thai

  • Artificial insemination takes herd from 7 to 700

    Some farms breed local cows or even import bulls from a broad for the purpose of breeding heavier livestock for meat production. One Tbong Khnum farmer has found a more efficient way. Hout Leang employs artificial insemination to fertilise local cows. Thanks to imported “straws”

  • Chinese group tours return to Cambodia starting Feb 6

    Cambodia is among 20 countries selected by Beijing for a pilot programme allowing travel agencies to provide international group tours as well as flight and hotel packages to Chinese citizens, following a three-year ban. As the days tick down until the programme kicks off on February 6,

  • Capital-Poipet express rail project making headway

    The preliminary results of a feasibility study to upgrade the Phnom Penh-Poipet railway into Cambodia’s first express railway indicate that the project would cost more than $4 billion and would take around four years to complete. The study was carried out by China Road and

  • Thai boxers to join SEA Games’ Kun Khmer event

    The Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) – together with the Kun Khmer International Federation (KKIF) and Khmer Boxing Federation – have achieved a “great success” by including Kun Khmer in the upcoming biennial multi-sports event on its home soil for the first time, said a senior

  • Bullets to bracelets: Siem Reap man makes waste from war wearable

    Jewellery is often made from valuable gemstones like emeralds or diamonds and precious metals like gold or silver, or valueless things like animal horns. But a man in Siem Reap has approached the manufacture of delicate pieces from a different angle. His unique form of