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Unesco to train education officials

Unesco to train education officials

G OVERNMENT civil servants from the Ministry of Education and other institutions involved in human resource development will attend a one year United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) training course to build national capacity in the education sector beginning early next year, according to a Unesco declaration.

The organization will provide for a core group of 78 persons from the Education Ministry and other ministries including finance, planning, health and industry.

Among the 78 trainees, three will attend a one-year course at three International Institutes for Educational Planning (IIEPs), in Thailand, France and Belgium, according to Tan Don, Unesco Program Secretary. Twenty five others will go on study tours abroad and 50 others will attend a short training course, he said.

It said all 78 persons will first receive approximately six months of part-time English language training in Phnom Penh, at a cost of $ 100,000. After that, 50 of the 78 trainees would be chosen for short training course overseas, according to the declaration.

These 50, drawn from central ministries , provincial education offices, and higher education institutions will attend a sandwich course consisting of three months overseas training at the IIEPs, two months of work upon return home practicing new techniques and then one month of on-the-job monitoring and training by an instructor from the IIEP.

The training will include courses on education planing and management and education finance.

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