To mark World Teachers’ Day, Interior Minister Sar Kheng has urged all educators in the Kingdom to strive for further education and research, noting that the country is now at peace and developing rapidly.
Speaking today at the National Institute of Education under the theme ‘Teacher’s quality is the foundation of the digital age’, Mr Kheng said the country must seek more opportunities from the 4th industrial revolution and the emerging digital economy in the global and the region context.
“This is a signal to all teachers and professors. They should continue to further enhance the search for new knowledge and ideas to support students,” he said. “In the digital era, Cambodia has now facilitated classrooms with digital study tools, labs, library, and internet in order to fulfill the needs.”
Mr Kheng noted that with the development of technology and rising use of digital equipment, Cambodian educators must continue and seek opportunities to improve their ability, adding that Cambodian youths are in need of higher education and access to technology.
The Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (Cita) has today submitted a petition, calling on the government to provide experimental tools, study instruments, and lesson books for students and teachers in educational establishments and schools at all levels.
Cita also requested bonuses for the teachers on each national holiday (the Pchum Ben festival and Khmer New Year), and the minimum wage to be raised for the teachers to live a decent living.