The European Union, Unicef and the Embassy of Sweden on Friday donated information technology (IT) supplies worth about $500,000 to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to enhance communication and administrative work, officials said.
A total of 96 district education offices, 24 provincial education offices and other ministry departments received 180 PCs and monitors, 144 printers, 180 uninterruptible power supplies and voltage regulators, 134 photocopiers, 144 filing cabinets as well as projectors, screens and laptops, the ministry said at a handover ceremony at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
At the ceremony, Education Ministry Secretary of State Nath Bunroeun called on local officials to not take the donated IT supplies home.
“Please, put the IT in the inventory and don’t keep all IT supplies for your private use,” Mr. Bunroeun said.
On Leang Ann, director of the education office in Kompong Cham province’s Batheay district, said that the IT supplies would help speed up daily operations.
“For example, this computer can help store important documents…. We can use it to prepare tests and send them to schools; the scanner machine is very useful because it can scan and send documents via email very quickly,” which would save time and money compared to sending hard copies, Mr. Leang Ann said.