The government plans to create a commission to review the national qualifications framework in order to improve the quality of education in the Kingdom.
The establishment of the commission followed a request by Heng Vanda, Chairman of Cambodian Higher Education Association, during a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Place on Wednesday.
Eang Sophalleth, Mr Hun Sen’s assistant, told reporters after the meeting that the association requested the premier to create a commission to review the national qualification framework sub-decree which was issued in 2014.
He added that Mr Hun Sen agreed with the request and instructed the Education Ministry to establish a secretariat which has a commission to review and create mechanisms related to the qualifications framework.
Mr Vanda said the national qualification framework is about the standard of education and guidelines for education institutes.
He added that he asked Mr Hun Sen to review the sub-decree and create a commission to work on it because it is difficult to understand the meanings in the qualification framework.
“It is like the constitution of the education sector, but we struggle to understand its meaning,” he said. “We should form a commission to manage and control the issue.”
Mr Vanda said after the review of the sub-decree, a new one may be issued.
“The National Qualifications Framework is a guideline for education institutes to provide quality education and make master plans to educate students,” he said.
According to Mr Vanda, the premier was satisfied to heed the request because it goes along with the government’s push to reform the educations sector.
Education Ministry spokesman Ros soveacha said that the ministry will issue a statement soon over the issue.