The Education Ministry has handed over 200 mobile tablets and laptops provided by South Korea to state schools in Phnom Penh, and the provinces of Kampong Cham and Siem Reap, in order to promote digital learning.
On Saturday, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron went live on Facebook to show broadcast a handing-over ceremony held in Kampong Cham’s Kang Mans district.
Mr Chuon Naron said during the live broadcast that Preah Norodom Primary School in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen Peam Chikang High School and Angkor Ban Primary School in Kampong Cham, and Wat Bo Primary School in Siem Reap, will all receive 30 tablets and 30 laptops each.
He noted that the electronic devices were donated by South Korea’s Busan city education department, and that the devices will help students with their research.
“We train our human resources via technical means,” Mr Chuon Naron said. “There are many applications and lessons for students so they can study and conduct research.”
The distribution of the electronic devices is in line with the government’s initiative to modernise learning. Public schools are often left behind due to lack of funding and support.
Full story in Monday’s paper.