How is the education in Cambodia?

What is the educational system of Cambodia?

Education System in Cambodia

Primary Primary 9 years of basic education. Primary through grade 6.
Middle Junior High Junior high consists of grades 7-9
Secondary Secondary School Three years of secondary
Vocational Vocational/Technical School
Tertiary Bachelor

Are schools free in Cambodia?

Even though public education is free in Cambodia, in rural areas the attendance at schools is below average, as children often have to work in order to help their families.

Is education mandatory in Cambodia?

Cambodia’s constitution, adopted in 1993 after decades of civil war, mandated free primary and secondary public education. Another education law passed in 2007 echoed this requirement for the state to provide a compulsory nine years of free access to public schools.

How many high school students are in Cambodia?

Upper secondary school teachers must complete five years of study at the University of Phnom Penh.


Compulsory Schooling: 6 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 2.9%
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 2,011,772
Secondary: 312,934

How much money does Cambodia spend on education?

Government expenditure on education, total (% of government expenditure) in Cambodia was reported at 8.839 % in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.

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Is English taught in Cambodian schools?

Aside from many other subjects taught in the Khmer language at the pre-school, primary, and secondary level and in higher education, English also is included in the national curriculum.

What time does school start in Cambodia?

The time of learning

Classes take place either in the morning or in the afternoon. It is often like that because there are not enough qualified teachers and / or places in schools. The pupils therefore have class from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..