The Ministry of Education on Tuesday again publicly accused the Ministry of Finance of not injecting enough funds into the education sector in order to bring Cambodia in line with the rest of Southeast Asia. Speaking at the close of a two-day workshop to formulate the ministry’s Education Strategic Plan 2014-2018, Education Ministry Secretary of State Nath Bunroeun said the quality of Cambodian graduates—whose professional qualifications should be recognized across Asean come 2015—was directly related to the quality of teachers, who are often under-qualified and underpaid. “We are trying to achieve a higher education rate of 40 percent.
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