Cambodia lacks vision in developing its higher education institutions, officials acknowledged on Tuesday, with Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron ordering the Higher Education Department to identify skills and disciplines the country will need in the next five to 10 years.
San Chey, executive director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, said he believes higher education needs to undergo robust reform due to its long history of poor quality, especially among private institutions.
Career counselling is also needed at the high school level, and there needs to be more guidance on accessing higher education, he said. Students, he added, currently just follow their friends’ decision on what majors to choose.
“It happens from year to year,” he said. “It leads to the wrong decision for the students. This is a problem.”
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