Cambodia’s job skills mismatch muddle

Some university graduates pump petrol or deliver parcels while others leave to work abroad.

Seng Sovannarith rides around Phnom Penh daily on his motorbike to deliver goods that people order online. He would much rather teach students about the history of Cambodia.

“I applied for jobs at ministries and at schools, but I was never selected and sometimes never heard anything after lodging my application,” the 29-year old Cambodian tells

“But I needed money to survive, so I became a delivery man.”

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