E-learning programme launched to encourage dropouts

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The Education Ministry and Unesco today launched the Basic Education Equivalency Programme. Supplied

In a bid to increase the number of graduates in the Kingdom, the Education Ministry and Unesco today launched the Basic Education Equivalency Programme at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia in Phnom Penh and three other branches in Siem Reap.

The programme is in its pilot stage and it aims to provide alternative education to out-of-school youths in order for them to receive ninth-grade level certification.

In doing so, the Education Ministry and Unesco hope that youths can obtain the knowledge and skills needed to have decent employment opportunities.

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Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron yesterday said Beep allows students to learn using an online-based programme, noting that the initiative is also accessible to migrant workers through Beep’s website.

“It’s a kind of an online programme for out-of-school students,” Mr Chuon Naron said. “They can learn 11 subjects anytime.”

“Please help to promote this programme to Cambodian workers in Thailand and Korea so they can get certified,” he added.

While the centre in Phnom Penh is located at the institute, centres in Siem Reap are based in the National Cambodian Youth Centre, Bayon Secondary School and Wash Hand Community.

Full story in Monday’s paper

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