The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS)
#80, Norodom Blvd. Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
The MoEYS vision is to establish and develop human resources of the very highest quality and ethics in order to develop a knowledge-based society within Cambodia.
In order to achieve the above vision, MoEYS has the mission of leading, managing and developing the Education, Youth and Sport sector in Cambodia in responding to the socio-economic and cultural development needs of its people and the reality of regionalization and globalization.
A long-term objective of the MoEYS is to achieve the holistic development of Cambodia's young people for all sectors. In addition, the Ministry intends to engender a sense of national and civic pride, high moral and ethical standards and a strong belief in young people's responsibility for the country and its citizens.
The MoEYS's immediate objective is to ensure that all Cambodian children and youth have equal opportunity to access quality education consistent with the Constitution and the Royal Government's commitment to the UN Child Rights Convention, regardless of social status, geography, ethnicity, religion, language, gender and physical form. The Ministry envisages a time when graduates from all its institutions will meet regional and international standards and will be competitive in the job markets worldwide and act as engines for social and economic development in Cambodia.
The fact of ASEAN integration in 2015 and the desire of Cambodia to be a middle income country by 2030 require considerable investment in education. Both professional and well qualified human resources and financial resources are required (highly successful ASEAN countries have grown in part as a result of the high level of education investment often in excess of 5% of gross domestic product GDP).
MoEYS recognizes the importance of making the whole of the sector work together in order to respond to the social and economic demands. The focus of the ESP 2014 – 2018 is on consolidating the gains already made in the previous ESP periods, reaching out to the most disadvantaged, providing learning that is of a high quality and relevant to the Nation, all delivered professionally and accountably in order to lay a foundation for knowledge and skills based economy. The sector will develop its sector wide quality assurance framework based on learning and service delivery standards that respond to the needs of children, communities and the labor market.
Policy 1: Ensuring equitable access for all to education services
All children have access to all type of ECE services, primary schools and lower secondary schools and then opportunities to continue learning. For children who do not access formal education alternatives will be provided.
Increase the number of children and youth that have access to all education levels with a focused attention on equity and access for the most disadvantaged areas and groups of children.
Increase opportunities for children to finish 12 years education with a good knowledge and reasoning and logic skills who can build these skills and knowledge through technical training, higher education and other means.
Policy 2: Enhancing the quality and relevance of learning
All children and youth have a relevant and quality learning experience enabling them to contribute effectively to the growth of the Nation.
Ensure learning is of high quality and relates learning to socio-economic goals of the country; A quality framework that provides learners, parents, communities, teachers and managers with outcome standards and monitors and reports against these.
Policy 3: Ensuring effective leadership and management of education staff at all levels Education services are provided effectively and flexibly. Efficient and professional management provides best value (with a focus on results), timely and relevant monitoring and reporting of results with effective feedback and mechanisms for adjustment to policy, strategy and programs