What will become of Cambodia’s youth?

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What will become of Cambodia’s youth?

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 am

This picture taken on 5 June, 2019 shows children playing on a grave as a woman dries her clothes on another grave in Phnom Penh. (AFP Photo)

..the youth in the country are facing challenges when it comes to acquiring useful talents and skills to cater to the demands of Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

"According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) World Factbook, 30.8 percent of Cambodia’s population is made up of people between the ages of zero to 14 years, 17.8 percent is made up of those between 15 to 24 years, and 41.1 percent is made up of those between the ages of 25 to 54 years. The median age in Cambodia is 25 years."

"The drop-out rate also gets higher when it comes to secondary education, reaching 21 percent for lower secondary in 2014."

"On the one hand, Cambodians who are in school aren’t receiving the right kind of education to make them ready to meet the skills demands of Industry 4.0. On the other, many youths in Cambodia are also already employed and may not have the opportunity to pursue new skills."

"“Both access and quality of education pose crucial issues and indicate a need for more relevant school curricula, sufficiently trained teachers, and more resources for school improvements,” the OECD said."

"As the old are replaced by the young, a question that Cambodia must ask itself today is whether it is giving its children and youth all the possible opportunities to grow up and become, not just workers and leaders, but capable ones at that."

Full https://theaseanpost.com/article/what-w ... dias-youth
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