Calls for Increased Budget for School Development

Khmer Times/Mom Kunthear
Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Members of civil society have called on the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to increase the budget for development in schools by at least five percent to fix country-wide educational issues.
In response, a ministry official said that doing so will depend on economic growth.
San Chey, Executive Director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) Cambodia, said yesterday during the National Workshop on Working Together for Better Education Quality in Cambodia that despite the education sector’s budget for 2015-2016 being more than $500 million, only 20 percent is allocated for school development.
“I want the ministry to give more of the budget to schools. The Ministry of Education should consider an increase, at least, from 20 percent to 25 percent, so meeting basic needs is easier,” Mr. Chey said.

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