Education Ministry to include Constitutional studies in syllabus

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Meeting between Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron and Im Chhun Lim, Constitutional Council of Cambodia president. CCC

The Education Ministry will introduce elements of the Kingdom’s Constitution into the school curriculum syllabus in a bid to familiarise students about the country’s supreme law.

The move was discussed on Monday during a meeting between Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron and Im Chhun Lim, Constitutional Council of Cambodia president, at the council headquarters, the CCC said on its official Facebook page.

Tang Ratana, CCC general-director, told reporters on Monday that during the meeting Mr Chhun Lim said that he wanted some provisions of the constitution to be added to the education ministry’s syllabus because it is Cambodia’s top law.

He noted that both sides agreed to create a working group to study which articles of the constitution should be introduced into the education system.

“The reason that Mr Chhun Lim wanted to put some basic provisions of the constitution into the school syllabus is because the constitution is the top law of Cambodia and all citizens are obliged to study all its stipulations,” Mr Ratana said.

He said Mr Chhun Lim also believes understanding the stipulations of the Constitution is vital to human resources development and helps students to become model and patriotic citizens when they study increasing portions of it from primary school to high school.

Full story in Wednesday’s paper

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