Partners 31 March 2017
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) is the Ministry responsible for promoting and regulating education, youth and sport development, in Cambodia. Its vision is to establish and develop human resources of the very high quality and ethics in order to develop a knowledge-based society in Cambodia.
In order to achieve the above vision, MoEYS has the mission of leading, managing and developing the Education, Youth and Sport sector in Cambodia in responding to the socio-economic and cultural development needs of its people and the reality of regionalization and globalization.
Higher Education is one of the main priorities of MOEYS. Considerable progress has been made in Higher Education between 2009 and 2013 with student enrolments increasing to 207,000 and students receiving scholarships to 4,200. Increasingly higher education institutions (HEI) are meeting agreed minimum standards through the HEI Accreditation System. The Directorate General for Higher Education team and HEIs have built their capacity to strengthen planning and monitoring, manage research grants and scholarships and so absorb more funds for programs expansion. The Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC) has gained a strong capacity to manage and operate the accreditation system. A research culture has begun to emerge through the implementation of an innovative research grant program and there is now stronger regional cooperation, collaboration and jointly implemented activities.