Cambodia tests new school model for high-flying science students

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Morning call . . . students stand to attention as a new school day begins. Pha Lina

Cambodia tests new school model for high-flying science students

Cambodia is testing a new model for top science students at three schools in a bid to further improve education across the country.

Dubbed “New Generation School”, the program is a collaboration between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Kampuchean Action For Primary Education group, and seeks to raise the standard of classes for high-flying students, particularly in the sciences.

Helping hand . . . a student helps her classmates with a lesson.
Helping hand . . . a student helps her classmates with a lesson. Pha Lina

“The purpose is to improve teaching so that students are able to compete with those from other countries,”said Ou Som Elit, director of the Samdech Preah Reach Akek Mohasei Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (Oudong) Primary School.

“The New Generation School program focuses on several main subjects including science, technology, architecture and Mathematics,” he added.

The new model differs from current programs in four main ways:

- Two shifts every day from Monday to Saturday at seven hours per day.

- Each class is limited to between 30-35 students only.

- Enough teaching materials available for both students and teachers.

- Lessons include foreign language tutoring and computer literacy.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Cleaning up . . . good hygiene begins at primary school. Pha Lina

The three schools chosen of the campaign are Preah Sisowat High School in Phnom Penh, Angkor Ban Primary School in Kampong Cham and Samdech Preah Reach Akek Mohasei Norodom Monineath Sihanouk Primary School in Oudong, Kandal Province).

Plans are afoot to expand the program further afield as well.

Besides from the three schools above, the ministry will also integrate this program into other schools throughout the country as well.

The New Generation School model is the first academic program created in Cambodia by the Kampuchean Action For Primary Education group.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said

  • Protests planned in New York as Hun Sen to attend the UN

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. But US-based supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) plan to throw eggs at his car as part of a series of protests to coincide

  • CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’

    The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved

  • Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

    After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune