Elementary education which starts from grade 1 to 6 of formal or equivalent education, in order to continue to study at the secondary level of education, students in elementary school shall be fully trained in basic physical, intellectual, and life skills, (MoEYS, Education law:2008)

Target group

The intended target group of primary education is for childen from 6 to 11 years old. However, if children enroll late, over 11 years old children may also stay in the primary school.

Curriculum Grades 1 – 3

The purpose of the basic education (Grades 1 – 3) curriculum is to ensure that every child has a strong foundation in literacy and Mathematics and that they develop their health, physical appearance, moral understanding, learning skills and life skills.

The Curriculum in Grades 1 – 3 comprises the following subjects with the indicated amount of time allocated to each subject in which there are 40 minutes per period.

NC Subjects
No. of Subjects
Khmer13
Mathematics7
Science & Social Studies (incl. Art Education)3
Physical and Health Education2
Total NC
25
LLSP2 – 5
TOTAL
27 – 30
Curriculum Grades 4 – 6

The purpose of the basic education primary school (Grades 4 – 6) curriculum is to expand and consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of Khmer language, Mathematics, learning skills, life skills, moral, and personal development that will enable them to pursue life-long learning and to introduce students to content in the areas of Science and Social Studies.

The NC in Grades 4 – 6 comprises the following subjects with the indicated amount of time allocated to each subject in which there are 40 minutes per period.Art education (songs, drawing, dance, music, ….) is included in Social Studies.

In Grade 5 and 6, foreign languages will be introduced to students according to the school availability of local resources. For the first stage (2005-2009), the MoEYS will encourage schools to offer foreign languages using non-MoEYS resources in the LLSP time.

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The target group of preschool education in Cambodia is from 3 to 6 years old. However, some program also target children from 0 to 3 years old through home-based education program. In total, the target group of this program are 41,753 families, 8,146 group mothers, 1499 core mothers and 66,129 children, 33,242 of whom were females.

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Primary Education

The target group of preschool education in Cambodia is from 3 to 6 years old. However, some program also target children from 0 to 3 years old through home-based education program. In total, the target group of this program are 41,753 families, 8,146 group mothers, 1499 core mothers and 66,129 children, 33,242 of whom were females.

​Download in​ : English Khmer