The Seventh Committee of the National Assembly has supported the creation of an e-learning app for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. This serves to encourage student participation in digital education as schools remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The committee confirmed its support at a meeting between the Commission on Education, Youth, Sport, Religious Affairs, Culture and Tourism chairman Hun Many and Minister Hang Chuon Naron at the education ministry on Tuesday.
After the meeting, Many wrote on Facebook that education is a societal affair which requires cooperation from all people.
“We held a meeting today to discuss creating an e-learning app for the ministry. We want digital education to be more effective for children. I hope parents will support the measures and follow the ministry’s advice,” he said.
The committee also encouraged parents to advise students to self-study at home and online following advice from the ministry.
Ministry spokesman Ros Soveacha said on Wednesday that it is focused on enhancing digital education in line with the government’s education plan for 2019-2023 and its broader sustainable development plan for 2030.
He said digital education aims to enhance the quality of human capital to develop the digital economy.
“The ministry strengthens cooperation with the Seventh Committee of the National Assembly and related parties to increase the scope and efficiency of digital education. We will focus on creating an e-learning app for students,” he said.
At the groundbreaking for the Centre for Digital and Distance Education on Monday at the Preah Sisowath High School, Chuon Naron said there were three million students in general education schools of the Kingdom.
Among them, 1.5 million have access to digital education. The remaining 1.5 million students rely on ministry textbooks.