UC Participates in Educational Congress Discussions
During this year's educational congress at MoEYS, Chheang Sangvath participated in a discussion about gender equity.
On March 16-18, 2009, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport hosted its annual educational congress to discuss the achievements of the past academic year and set goals for the upcoming year.
Chheang Sangvath, Associate Dean in the College of Education, attended the meeting to give his input on the standards of higher education in Cambodia. During day three of the event, all the participating attendees were broken into groups to address specific topics related to the various levels of education.
In his breakout group, Sangvath discussed the equity of gender for those entering institutions of higher education. The group concluded that in order to assure gender equality, Cambodia's universities must increase the number of scholarships, revise curricula to meet Cambodia's developmental needs, support research and staff capacity building and apply good governance and administrative implementation.
“We are glad to see the recommendations given at the educational congress because they are in line with UC’s priorities,” UC President Dr. Kao Kim Hourn said.
An all levels – staff, faculty and student recruitment – The University of Cambodia tries to maintain a gender balance, Dr. Kao said. He said in terms of staff and faculty recruitment, the university always considers female applicants, as is evident through the balanced employee levels. Female students are also encouraged to apply for university scholarships and are often accepted if they have the merits and commitment to learning.
“It is important to strive for gender equality,” he said.