The government unveiled last week a new project supported by Viettel (Cambodia) that will see the construction of computer labs in 20 high schools nationwide.
With a budget of $750,000, the project will run for two years, Kan Channmeta, secretary of state at Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, said.
Speaking during a ceremony on Friday, Tram Iv Tek, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, said the project aims to strengthen IT skills in the country.
“The goal is to boost human resources in the ICT sector. Right now, the number of students graduating from IT-related fields is insufficient to meet rising demand for IT experts in the country,” Mr Iv Tek said.
Hang Choun Narong, the Minister of Education, said, “We will increase the number of students that graduate from an IT-related field from 7 percent of total students this year to 15 percent by 2020.
“The Ministry of Education will boost computer science and ICT skills in the national curriculum,” he added.