The Modern Learning Centre was launched at the Norodom Primary School in Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh on Thursday to teach students STEM and language subjects.
Kan Puthy, deputy chief of the Education Ministry’s primary education department, said the centre is a library for students to learn English, Mandarin, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mr Puthy said the centre will prepare students for “industrial revolution 4.0”.
“The centre aims to provide more knowledge to young primary school children through modern education and to prepare the education sector for the industrial revolution 4.0,” he said.
MLC representative Kuy Panchhay said parents need to pay $300 per year for their children to be able to learn at the centre and 114 students have been registered so far.
“This centre will teach students STEM subjects while developing the skills and brains of young children,” Mr Panchhay said.
He noted the centre has 11 rooms and it cost $200,000.
Meas Chhopann, head of Norodom Primary School, yesterday said the subjects learned at the centre are recognised by the Education Ministry.
“This very modern education centre includes rooms, and the subjects are recognised by the Education Ministry,” Mr Chhopann said. “This centre will teach small children to be good human resources.”
Ser Reyroath, a parent, said she is interested in sending her daughter to study at the centre.
“Education is very important for young children,” she said. “I am interested. I will consider registering my daughter.”