University Autonomy in Cambodia University Autonomy in Cambodia Country Report Presentation by: (R. Anbin Ezhilan) representing Dr. Sabo Ojano, M.D., PhD., Acting President International University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Calamity condition Prevailed in Cambodia Education System in Cambodia Autonomic Finance System Regulatory status in Higher Education Current Regulatory status Types of Institutions Need for Autonomy Benefit and challenges of Autonomy Discussing Points
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Calamity Condition Prevailed in Cambodia Increased illiteracy level is due to civil war held in 1970’s Lost many human resources mainly Literates & scholar
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Education System in Cambodia Modern higher education in Cambodia is relatively recent development (Pit and David, 2004). First modern university, the Royal University of Phnom Penh was established
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Until 1990s, state remained the only major provider of the modern and almost free higher education service in the country After establishment of Paris peace agreement in the year 1991 the situation began to change The first private higher education institution was established in the year 1997.
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Autonomic Finance System PAI for the Public Institution by awarding a Royal Degree by the way of Autonomic finance system, where there after charging fee to generate income in higher education institutions
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Regulatory Status in Higher Education Regulations include Royal degree on Accreditation of Higher Education, Sub-degree on university establishment, Establishment of a higher education institution as a public administrative institution and Education law in Cambodia approved by National Assembly
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Current regulatory statuses –Offering multi-disciplinary fields of study from Bachelor degree with several faculties –Offering foundation study program –Offering teaching and research activities using modern methodologies –Having sufficient teaching staff with competency and experiences
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Need for Autonomy Changes in university governance, management Restructuring programs and faculties Strengthening research capacities Private higher education institutions Recognition of academic and professional qualifications
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Current regulatory statuses –Having adequate library, laboratory, materials and other facilities to carry out teaching-learning and research –Having location and classroom compliant with pedagogical norms.
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Types of Higher Education Institution Academy : Majorly assigned to carry out Research work University: Provides Bachelor and Master degree governed by council of Ministers. Institution or Schools : Carry out training in particular field.
University Autonomy in Cambodia? Benefits and Challenges of Autonomy Help to build the carrier for the students and to improve the status of University Free from Corruption (Anti-Corruption Law” issued on Rectangular Strategy) The Concern university can frame their own Syllabus to international standard Certificates for the final year students can be issued under the signature of President.