*Heng Kimkong is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Cambodia Development Center, an Australia Awards scholar pursuing a PhD in Education at the University of Queensland and a co-founder and chief editor of Cambodian Education Forum.
*Sol Koemhong is currently a Japanese Government (MEXT) scholar pursuing a PhD in Education at International Christian University. He is a co-editor-in-chief of the Cambodian Education Forum and the Cambodian Journal of Educational Research.
Education is the backbone of a nation. With quality education, any country can develop its human capital required to drive socioeconomic growth and national development. It is education that enables less developed countries to catch up with their more developed counterparts. This article focuses on Cambodia and its fledgling education system. Drawing on secondary sources, the article argues that education is the key to making Cambodia great again.
The article briefly introduces Cambodia’s historical context and highlights its development in recent decades, before delving into the challenges facing Cambodia’s education by focusing on key challenges confronting both general and higher education. The article also discusses a set of suggestions to improve the education system in Cambodia and concludes that an effective education system is the hope for Cambodia to ensure its prosperous and great future, thereby making itself great again.