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Malaysian College for Higher Education provides British degrees in Cambodia

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21 November 2014 | 15:34 ICT

Reporter : Moeun Nhean

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James Henry George (second right), PR manager of CHE, joining students in the library.

There are many private education institutions in Cambodia, but few offer certified English-language degrees from the United Kingdom. With the opening of the Malaysia-based College of Higher Education in 2012, the education landscape has become richer by bringing Cambodian students English degrees with British standards.

James Henry George, public relations officer for CHE, said the school has been growing ever since it opened, and can provide courses to an increasing number of Cambodian students.

James said that as of February 2015 “we [CHE] will be starting our new semester offering three levels of Cambridge Business English, and a foundation program in partnership with Edhat [International.] For both of these programs, a certificate will be issued from the UK upon successful completion of the course requirements and exams.”

“CHE believes in quality not quantity. We have boutique classes, and class sizes are limited in order to have a better relationship with their instructor and other students,” George continued.

“All of the courses and programs that are taught at CHE are held in UK standards and all of our instructors are native English speakers.”

“CHE is the first university in Cambodia to offer a fully accredited and internationally recognised British degree. We want to open up doors and support those Cambodian students to fulfill their dreams,” James added. “We are in partnership with one of the leading UK-based academic organisations [Edhat] providing quality academic qualifications for our students.”

If Cambodian students wish to study abroad, they can choose between Charles Sturt University, the University of Wolverhampton and the well-known Buckinghamshire New University, according to George. With their offers, CHE serves as both educator and supporter for Cambodian students who wish to study and work abroad by giving them a high standard of education and preparing them for what is expected of them overseas.

Through their educational program, CHE also helps Cambodian students to become academically and professionally competitive with their peers in the surrounding ASEAN countries.

“We want to change the lives of our students and give them the opportunities they dream of. At the end of their degree, we cannot promise a job, but we can promise that doors will be opened,” George said.

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