Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post AIP Foundation has requested the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in addition, to increase their traffic safety curriculum from level 10 Up to Grade 12 by NGO officials that the application was also involved as the program was only available from Tier 1 By the 9th grade, traffic accidents in May were down.

Kim Panha, country director for AIP Foundation, told the Post that education promotes traffic accidents in education. Cambodia is only in grades 1 through 9. Therefore, in order to ensure the sustainability of the students and reduce the number of traffic accidents, the Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions are required to establish additional education programs Grades 10 to 12 across the country are currently only available in a few provincial / district schools.

“If we develop a traffic safety mindset about the law among children when they grow up, they will see it As a result, as they age, drivers will be aware of the traffic laws and safety measures that will lead to lower casualties The accident.

Kim Panha added that the request for the program was not limited to civil society, but some concerned government institutions also insisted. The same thing. He said that the Ministry of Education has mentioned some of the challenges such as overtime for students on environmental issues, climate change and hygiene issues And so forth.

“However, I want the Ministry of Education to see that Cambodia is currently facing a very serious traffic accident The ministry can set its first few years focusing on traffic safety education. Just as we used to educate the students in the past in 18 years, we can increase that to 25 hours How to make students at all levels better understand.

Panha added that the Royal Government is capable of enhancing the program because when applying for a road construction loan to the World Bank, ADB and other donors The Royal Government has always put together a budget for education on traffic safety. So the government can share some of the royalties for enhancing the program.

“But if the government does not yet have a plan to do this, we can mobilize partners and stakeholders to support The establishment of the curriculum for grades 10 through 12 will promote regular training. ”

In addition to paying attention to students from grade 1 to grade 12, AIP, its partners and related institutions are working hard, he said. Disseminate education to students in higher education institutions. In addition to having model youths trained at some universities, AIP is also training representatives from higher education institutions such as teachers to get them. Get technical education on this issue.

Ministry of Education Youth and Sport spokesman Ros Sovathhak said yesterday that road safety education, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior And HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL have been organizing the curriculum since 2004, in addition to the previously mainstreamed content. The Ministry has published the book "Road Safety Education" from grade 1 to 9 since 2006 and has published it Gradually.

“Whereas road safety education for grades 10 to 12 is conducted as a 'media platform' in collaboration,” he said. All three sides remain the same. In particular, the curriculum we are developing in the future is also considered in social studies. The ministry also recently issued an additional guideline on strengthening road safety education in schools across the country The country has already preached. ”

The National Road Safety Committee yesterday issued a press release revealing the results of the restrictions. The Road Traffic Law was from May 1 to 31 this year, claiming that it was working well and had a positive effect because The number of traffic accidents decreased.

According to the AD, compared to May of the same year in 2019, traffic accidents decreased 130 times to 37% (218). / 348) Deaths dropped by 42 to 27% (113/155), 16 injuries decreased to 32% (342 / year) 504 people) ៕