While celebrating this year’s World Teachers’ Day on October 5, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) offered its gratitude and sincere thanks to all teachers in Cambodia and beyond for their efforts in enhancing the quality of education for all students.
In this spirit, the Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to enhancing the quality of education by continuously raising teachers’ qualifications and salaries.
This has been shown in recent pay increases – in 2015, teacher salaries were between 500,000 and 1,200,000 riel; in 2020, teacher salaries are between 1,200,000 and 2,100,000 riel.
The Ministry of Education continues to work with stakeholders, particularly the Ministry of Economy and Finance, to explore possible ways to continue increasing teacher salaries.
Teaching quality remains among the top priorities for MoEYS – as embedded within Education, Youth and Sport reform strategies – as supported by the overarching Rectangular Strategy Phase IV of the sixth mandate of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The Rectangular Strategy Phase IV sets human resources development as a priority, with MoEYS committed to achieving the objectives of Quality Education, Science and Technology by focusing on seven priorities.