Cambodian Teacher Recognised for Princess Maha Chakri Award 2023

A Cambodian teacher has been nominated and approved to be a recipient of the Princess Maha Chakri Award 2023, a recognition for the best teachers in the ten ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste.

On behalf of Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth, and Sports, H.E. Ung Borath, the Under Secretary of State, on Aug. 16 received a delegation led by Dr. Krissanapong Kirtikara, representing Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand, to discuss the award presentation.

Ms. Hay Chakriya, a mathematics teacher at Sok An Samrong High School in Samrong district, Takeo province, has been selected as a candidate for the 5th Princess Maha Chakri Award in 2023. Her nomination was approved in July 2023.

The Princess Maha Chakri Award, which happens every two years, was initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2015.

Cambodia has so far nominated the best-performing teachers, including Ms. Toch Bandol, a primary school teacher in Siem Reap province; Ms. Dy Sophoan, a primary school teacher in Kampong Chhnang province; Mr. Loy Virak, a high school teacher in Kampong Chhnang; and Ms. Norn Dary, a primary school teacher in Kampong Cham province, for the regional award.

The award conferment ceremony is scheduled to be held in October 2023.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)