Cambodia, Timor-Leste sign MoU on higher education

The education ministries of Cambodia and Timor-Leste have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on higher education to further promote science and culture education between the two countries.

The MoU, in accordance with the first phase of the Pentagonal Strategy, was signed between the Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron and his Timor-Leste counterpart Jose Honorio da Costa Pereira Jeronimo in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is implementing education reforms that focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching at all levels, incorporating 21st century skills, advancing technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics as well as industry changes to meet future labour market needs.

During the signing ceremony, Naron said that the MoU is a testament to the commitment to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in a partnership to promote education, science and culture that growing through the promotion of cooperation on the exchange of experiences and mobility of students, teachers, professors, researchers, publishing, research studies in the field of education and mutual recognition of degrees.

He said the bilateral scholarship exchange programme as well as joint research in higher education are aimed at supporting capacity building and human resource development between the two countries.

On his part, the Timor-Leste Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture expressed his excitement in signing the MoU and said that this is another new step in the education partnership between the two countries.

He also thanked the Cambodian government for supporting Timor-Leste to become an ASEAN member and providing medical assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education Khuon Vichheka said that the signing of the MoU between the two countries’ Ministries is aimed at developing cooperation in higher education and science, and this activity will extend the exchange of information and communication, publish scientific features at the tertiary level.

Find out more : Khmer Times


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