School set to open nationwide on November 1

Students leaving class at Boeung Keng Kang high school in Phnom Penh on October 22, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Public and private educational institutions across the country will open their doors November 1, marking another major step in the reopening of Cambodian society.

COVID-19 testing begins as schools ready for reopening in Phnom Penh

A healthcare worker tests a student for COVID-19 at Chea Sim Santhor Mok high school in Phnom Penh, September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

As the government prepares to reopen secondary schools in Phnom Penh, some say they will require parents and students to test for COVID-19.

Some schools resume class, but most wait for approval

Kranhoung Senchey secondary school in Kratie province marked its reopening on September 6. Nor Sokneang

Just over a week after Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a partial reopening of schools, some have already done so while others plan to follow suit.

Hun Sen orders partial reopening of schools to prevent education loss

A woman and her daughter at Boeung Trabek High School in Phnom Penh, August 31, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for a partial reopening of schools, especially in rural areas where there are no COVID-19 cases, fearing that continued closures would lead to higher rates of illiteracy and students dropping out of school.