The Cambodia Higher Education Association yesterday assured parents of Stamford International Academy students that their children can continue studies at another private school, after the academy closed without notice on Tuesday.
According to the CHEA, it has 91 members that are private sector schools. After discussing the unexpected closure of Stamford, whose principal has disappeared, CHEA announced that students can be placed in another member school near their homes to continue their studies uninterrupted and without further payment.
“CHEA will release documents to confirm what level each student has completed so that they can pick up their studies at another school near their homes,” it said.
On Tuesday, the parents of the students at Stamford in Stung Meanchey commune filed a complaint to police after the school closed without notice.
Stung Meanchey commune police chief Moa Savoeun said police were still looking for the principal, Ly Sokolmol.
“We are looking to arrest the school principal,” he said. “We have no doubt that he owes parents some money. The parents paid the fees and he disappeared.”
Lim Sokhorn, whose child was affected by the closure, said she had been informed of the CHEA promise.
“I am looking for another school for my daughter to study at,” she said.
“It is good that CHEA confirmed my daughter’s level of study to continue at another school.”