Management System to Boost Universities Quality

This photo shows building of National University of Management in Phnom Penh. Photo: National University of Management

PHNOM PENH – The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications will launch a six-month trial of the University Management System (UMS) with nearly 200 functions aimed at improving the quality of education.

Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth said the ministry is training staff to work on the system and is preparing to test it at four universities before expanding it to all universities across the country.

The four are the Academy of Digital Technology of Cambodia, the National University of Management, BELTEI University and the American University Phnom Penh. 

“Make it a success. After six months of trial, we will learn from this to put this system to both public and private universities,” he said during the signing ceremony of cooperation to use between the ministry and 18 private higher education institutions on April 25.

Vandeth said the UMS system has three major functions: Learning and consistency for teachers and students, school management and students researching documents, and an e-library.

“The three major functions of this UMS system have 190 small functions,” he said. These functions will help students improve their education at each university.

He said that he wanted to see all universities in Cambodia have a common e-library so that students can access and search for documents.

“This is what we will do. The e-library is free, with the Ministry of Posts covering everything,” he said. “We develop this system with our partners and we control it 100 percent because we have a team that develops this system.”

Vandeth expected the UMS system to be deployed to all public and private universities by 2025. He believes that the quality of education will be better when it is fully operational.


Originally written in Khmer for ThmeyThmey, this article was translated by Torn Chanritheara for Cambodianess.

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