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Education Ministry meeting challenges of digital era

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The Education Ministry is pushing digital learning. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The National Assembly and the Education Ministry yesterday held a seminar to discuss the evolution of the Kingdom’s ability to meet global standards in e-learning.

The seminar was opened by Nguon Nhel, first vice president of the National Assembly.

Mr Nhel noted that digital technology was evolving fast globally and Cambodia should not be left behind.

“Cambodia is also ready for the digital era and the government is pushing for its development through education, science and technology to respond to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” he said. “This seminar is an important step for Cambodia to enhance its preparedness for the digital era.”

Mr Nhel noted that the seminar was initiated by Hun Many, chairman of National Assembly’s commission on Education, Youth, Sports, Religious Affairs, Culture and Tourism and he also thanked Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron for always cooperating with the assembly.

Ros Salin, who coordinated the seminar, said that to excel in digital education, all students must use the internet on their computers or smart phone to do research.

Goh Chor Boon, from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, who attended the seminar said that successful economic growth requires an integration of the education policy with economic and manpower planning.

He noted that the continual shift towards learning English to master science, mathematics and ICT should be done while also preserving the Khmer language values and culture in other subjects.

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