Success Series: Liheang, Chorm, Sakkra and Sok – Training to be Teachers!
We are delighted to share that four of our scholars successfully passed the National Teacher’s Admission Exam this coming school year at the Regional Teacher Training Center in Battambang Province. In Cambodia, to become an eligible lower-secondary school teacher, an individual must pass the entrance exam and undertake two years of training at one of the six Regional Teacher Training Centers (RTTC) which are located in the provinces of Battambang, Prey Veng, Takeo, Kampong Cham, Kandal, and in Phnom Penh. Upon successful completion of the RTTC training, graduates are awarded a Certificate of Pedagogical Training qualifying them to teach in the 7th to 9th Grades levels in two areas of study which includes Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Home Economics, and Khmer Literature.
Our successful Teacher Trainees are from PEPY’s Scholarship Program Promotions 2, 3, 4 and 5! Choeum Chhorliheang is from Promotion 2, a hard working young man that diligently combines work and studies in to his daily life. Liheang will major in English and Khmer Literature at the RTTC. Thoeurn Chorm from Promotion 3 is highly interested in Information Technology and will major in IT and English. Nhoeun Sakkra from Promotion 4 will major in English and Khmer Literature as well, the same with Hom Sok, the newest and the youngest of the group from Promotion 5.
All four scholars are proud products of PEPY’s Learning Center where they also attended basic ICT and ESL training. Sok from Promotion 5 just joined PEPY’s Scholarship Program last November 2016, she is as excited as we are as proud that she passed the admissions test and will now be able to pursue her dream just within two months of joining us. Liheang, Chorm and Sakkra are hardworking scholars that have been combining university with ESL classes and ESL part-time jobs; they consider being admitted to the Battambang RTTC as a major achievement and the start of their lifelong dream of becoming teachers and be effective tools and guides to the young people of Cambodia through quality education.
The whole PEPY family is extremely proud of what our talented and dedicated scholars have achieved. We wish them good luck and good health and are looking forward to their success and future contribution to Cambodia.