Twenty International Schools Receive Green Light to Reopen Next Month​

Twenty selected schools will be allowed to reopen next month amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia will let twenty international schools in Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap and Battambong provinces operate next month.

The ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha told VOD Khmer on July 22 that in the first phase of school reopening, the ministry has strictly inspected and monitored 20 private schools. 

He added that they must ensure the health measures, including clean environment, safety, and teachers and students COVID-19 testing and so on.

“The schools that fail to comply with the agreement will be warned or temporarily closed down,” he said.

The names of those schools are not revealed. 

The ministry plans to reopen schools in three phases, starting from next month. 

Schools nationwide have been closed since the new confirmed COVID-19 cases on 16 March 2020 in an effort to contain the pandemic. 

By: LUNG Vannak