The Law on Education of Cambodia enacted by the National Assembly on the 19th of October 2007 at its 7th plenary session of the third legislature and entirely approved by the Senate on its form and legal concepts on the 21st of November 2007 at its 4th plenary session of the second legislature.
This law is aim to determine the national measures and criteria for establishing the completely comprehensive and uniform education system ensuring the principles of freedoms of studies in compliance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The objective of this law is to develop the human resources of the nation by providing a lifelong education for the learners to acquire knowledge, skills, capacities, dignity, good moral behavior and characteristics, in order to push the learners to know, love and protect the national identification, cultures and language.
This law covers all educational programs, research studies, technical and vocational education and training at all public and private levels of the education system although these educational programs are offered by the educational institutions or by education personnel. Its also covers the education administration and management at all levels, except for the education on religious scriptures, technical education, education of military strategy and national security, education on the management of territorial administration, education provided by Royal School of Administration and technical and professional education for the courts offered by the training institution of legal and court professions.
This law also covers individual persons and other relevant persons such as children at age of enrolment, learners, parents or guardians, groups or clubs of learners, educational personnel, as well as education license holders and education license beneficiaries except for individual persons involved in religious education and practice, technique, military strategy and security, territorial administration, Royal School of Administration and court professions.
Definition of education and terminology
In this law, “Education” refers to the process of educational development or training for physical, mental and spiritual development through all activities that allow the learners to obtain a set of knowledge, skills, capacities and values to become individuals who are useful for themselves, their families, their communities, the nation and the world. The key words used in this law shall be attached as annex to this law.