The president of the Cambodia Good Source Association has requested that the Education Ministry hire at least 360 Cham-Muslim teachers.
CGSA president Sos Mohammad said he is optimistic about the request because the Prime Minister said last month that more Cham-Muslim teachers were needed.
“We had requested this once before, but we hadn’t got any response from the government until now,” said Mr Mohammad.
Mr Mohammad said his association wanted the teachers placed in public schools run by the ministry and in 30 centres run by his association across the country.
Ministry spokesman Ros Salin could not be reached for comment.
Mat Romly, head of the development department at CGSA, said CGSA had 6,000 students, including 2,500 orphans across the country.
The students are given not only free education, both in secular and religious environments, but also free food, shelter and clothes.
“Now we face some difficulty with budget spending on teachers,” he said. “If the government can help and hire some Cham-Muslim teachers to work in our centres it would benefit all parties.”
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