The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $70 million loan to Cambodia to support government efforts to deepen reforms in upper secondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education across the country. country.
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The science and technology project in upper secondary education will help Cambodia develop high-quality human resources, especially in the STEM field, as the country aspires to transform its economy into one that is technology-driven and based on knowledge, the bank said in its press release. November 7.
The project will establish quality education standards for all upper secondary schools, upgrade facilities and provide essential educational technologies and STEM equipment to Cambodia, the bank noted, adding that it will also help upgrade facilities. of secondary schools in the Southeast Asian nation. .
According to the AfDB’s Senior Education Specialist for Southeast Asia, Lynnette Perez, the project will help strengthen Cambodia’s education system by improving its traditional STEM education to meet the growing demand for a workforce. highly skilled work.
This will help improve students’ skills in critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and collaboration, all of which are necessary for a knowledge-based economy, she continued./.