About 20 schools and universities and higher education institutions, both public and private, will hold a “University Major Virtual Fair” on January 29 to share knowledge with potential students about the various majors and universities available in Cambodia.
Sok Leap – the CEO at school and university portal Sala and the organiser of the event – said the fair is supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and will be held in collaboration with the universities and higher education institutions of Phnom Penh so that students could learn about majors and universities in Cambodia.
He added that the fair serves as a forum that allows students to ask questions directly to expert speakers from various universities and institutions.
“More importantly, we want students to understand the core subjects they ought to pursue at each university to match their majors,” he said.
Leap said that when students elected a major that differed from their passions and talent, they sometimes felt after two or three years that they had chosen the wrong option. This affected their attitude towards their studies, and made them feel like they had wasted time and money. This was one of the challenges that the fair aimed to solve.
“There are now more than 40 universities and higher institutions in Phnom Penh, so a clear understanding of each major or main subject will help them to make the right choices,” he added.
He said those who attend this school fair will also have the opportunity to receive scholarships and discounts of from five to 30 per cent from partner universities of the fair.
Education ministry spokesman Ros Soveacha said the fair would be a useful forum for participants to share information about their majors as well as suggestions for further study options.
“Participants can ask additional questions to experts and management from our partner universities,” he added.
The fair will be held on January 29 from 7.30am to 11.30am. Participants will get to know universities in Cambodia through speakers and experts in their fields, as well as students who will share their experiences in specific majors from various universities.
Students will also be offered the opportunity to explore more options such as vocational training, scholarships and internship opportunities after participating, according to the fair’s agenda.