Elites Use Corruption To Educate Children
October 7, 2007, 3:43 am
Filed under: Education

Opinion

 

Elites Use Corruption To Educate Children, Draining Public Schools

by Moeun Chhean Nariddh

 

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t is wise of the British Embassy to request students applying for its Chevening Scholarships to declare whether they have close relatives in the government. It is a strategic move to curb educational corruption in the form of nepotism.

It is also equally crucial for international education institutions to scrutinize the source of the tuition fees with which Cambodian officials and businessmen pay for their children to get a decent international education. Continue reading



Irrigation “the most important subject”
October 7, 2007, 3:39 am
Filed under: Education

Irrigation “the most important subject”
By Moeun Chhean Nariddh

 

TAKEO – When Tong Siv My won a scholarship to Russia 11 years ago to study irrigation techniques he was very unhappy.

Agricultural studies were at the time considered boring and unrewarding – the most lucrative subjects were either medical or in the economic fields of finance and trade.

However, only rich students, or those from strong “clans”, were given such favored scholarships, said My, 32. Continue reading