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Private school shock closure

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The sudden closure has caused anxiety among parents at the school. Supplied

More than 50 parents of students at a school in Stung Meanchey commune filed a complaint to police yesterday for help after the school closed its doors without notice.

Chan Thou, 47, said when she and other parents brought their children to school, they were surprised to find it shut.

“I have two children who study at this school for three years now and I have to pay more than $400 dollars per year for one student,” she said.

“When I brought my daughter there this morning, it was closed without any explanation.”

Stung Meanchey commune police chief Moa Savoeun said officers had been unable to track down the principal of the school, whom he identified as Ly Sokolmol.


“We are searching for the school principal who has disappeared and closed the school without informing parents,” he said.

Mr Savoeun added that his officers had also been unable to reach any school representative.

Lim Sokhorn, 37, another parent of a student enrolled at the school, said it had classes in both Khmer and English and some teachers had not been paid.

“Teachers of the school told us that they did not get a salary for two months,” she said.

“We are worried we have lost our money that we paid to the school, and even more worried that other schools won’t recognise the studies our kids have completed so far.”

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