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New Generation Schools discussed at parliament meeting

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Hun Many held meeting with Education Minister to discuss about the new generation school. KT/Khy Sovuthy

Hun Many, chairman of the National Assembly’s education commission, on Monday held a meeting with Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron to discuss the government’s policy on New Generation School.

Mr Many is in favour of implementing NGS programmes across the Kingdom.

He said the implementation of an NGS policy will modernise education.

“The commission will continue to coordinate to monitor the implementation of a policy on New Generation School,” Mr Many said.

An NGS is a programme aiming to improve the quality of education in Cambodia.

The programme has been criticised for discriminating poor students who cannot afford NGS books and materials.

Students who wish to attend the programme must take an entrance exam in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In September, hundreds of students and teachers protested at Preah Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh over the removal of their school director and the implementation of the programme.

Soy Raksmey, an NGS student at Preah Sisowath High School, on Tuesday said the programme has modernised her school.

“NGS has good rules for both students and teachers,” Ms Raksmey said. “The teachers teach very well and the study focus is on science.”

Three schools have so far been selected to host the NGS programme.

These schools are Preah Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh, Angkor Chor Primary School in Kampong Cham province, and Samdech Primary School in Kampong Speu province.

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