Excellencies, Ladies, Gentlemen, and Distinguished National and International Guests, Dear All Participants,
Today, my wife and I are honored and pleased to participate in the launching ceremony of the National Policy on Early Childhood Care and Development and the National Action Plan on Early Childhood Care and development 2014-2018. At the outset, I would like to extend my warm welcome to all the participants in this event.
I am glad to preside over the graduation and diploma presentation ceremony of our students at the BELTEI International University (BIU) and the inauguration of the new 15 storey BIU building. HE Ly Chheng, rector of the BIU has made a report on the development of this foundation – I mean you have BELTEI International Institute and BELTEI International University. I highly appreciate your active involvement in human resource development. According to the report, today we have 735 graduates for diploma presentation. As indicated in his progress report, up to 96.50% of graduates who learnt and used English as means have found employment.
I am so happy to return for the graduation ceremony for 2,501 students of the Norton University. The University’s rector Chan Sokheang has made a report already relating to the progress made by the University. All I could recall is that the University was the one that actively takes part in the implementation of the Royal Government’s policy on issue of private investment in the field of education. I remember that in 1997, I came for the inauguration of the university itself. I am quite encouraged by the fact that in time that the country was still in war, the rector, who was then a single man, dared to invest in establishing this university.
Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Distinguished Delegates, National and International Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today I am pleased to participate in the closing ceremony of the “5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014” held under the theme of “Dream It, Plan It, Do It“. At the outset, I would like to thank the Humanitarian Affairs UK, the youth and distinguished guests for supporting and choosing Cambodia as the host of the 5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014” held from 1st to 7th August 2014, in Phnom Penh Capital City.
Peace and Development, Otherwise Instability and Destruction
I am so pleased to be able to meet with professors and students of the Western University today. We will have a diploma presenting ceremony together. I have noticed that more and more universities have chosen the Exhibition Centre of Koh Pich for their graduation and diploma presenting ceremony taking into consideration that there are more and more people attending their ceremonies. Mr. Te Norin, rector of the Western University, already clarified in his report about the progress made in the university. In fact, we have today 2,330 graduates – most of who have either found jobs or created ones for themselves – to be presented with diplomas. It is also a remarkable note to keep that 70% of those in pursuit of their studies also are carrying out life of work and study together.
Welcome Foreign Minister Kushida Fumio, Japanese Consensus on Cambodia
I am so pleased today to be able to return to this place once again after my presence on 10 December 2012 to launch the construction of the AEON Mall in Phnom Penh. We are here today to put the mall into official opening. I have a great pleasure and thank HE Kushida Fumio, Foreign Minister of Japan, for conducting his visit to Cambodia at this inaugurating ceremony of the first biggest mall in Cambodia. HE Kushida and I have taken this chance to inaugurate jointly the mall, a Japanese investment, which is a clear message to the people of Japan about the advancement of relation between our two countries.
It is a great pleasure indeed that I have a wonderful chance to come meet professors and students of the Royal Phnom Penh University (RPPU) to celebrate two important events (1) graduation and diploma presentation ceremony for scholarship and fee-paying students and (2) launching of the RUPP’s five years strategic plan for 2014 through to 2018.
Progress Made by RUPP & Job Seeking Opportunity
Acting Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, HE Pit Cham Nan, made a report already
I am so happy today to be able to come preside over the graduation of 1,823 students of the Asia-Europe University in the early part of the Year of Horse of the Buddhist Year of 2558. It is a good thing to present diploma at the start of a New Year like this. I listened to the report of the Asia-Europe University (AEU) rector, Duong Lieng, concerning the progress made by the University. First started as a non-governmental organization in area of education, the University has now a 15-storey building of its own.
Today I have a great pleasure to come to the Vanda Institute again to preside over the graduation and diploma presenting ceremony for 3,440 students. This is my eighth times here. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts made by the Institute, as is reported by HE Heng Vanda, concerning its progress and expansion of services from Phnom Penh to the city of Siem Reap and Battambang, which is under construction. The progress made by Vanda Institute in particular has shown a streamlining national movement in education as a whole since the day of liberation – 7 January. With our policy at a later stage to allow private investment in the field of human resource development, the education service has become a national movement where thousands upon thousands are benefitting from.
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests, Delegations of Capital/Provincial Education Office, and all Participants!
Today, it is my pleasure to participate with Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen in the Closing of the 2012-2013 Stocktaking and 2013-2014 Direction Setting Conference organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS). In fact, this conference has provided opportunities for us all, especially the management and officials of MoEYS at the national and sub-national levels to gather together in order to discuss, share experiences and continue seeking effective measures for the development of our education, youth, and sport sector.