Cambodia

Extra Classes

Primary school, Koh Dach, Cambodia

Primary school, Koh Dach, Cambodia

It was the school holidays.

But still the students came. They came for the “Extra” or “Special” classes.

These the teachers charge for. Don’t pay, then don’t expect a high score next term. No matter your ability. That’s the teacher’s leverage and most of them use it.

Still, at least the teachers actually turn up to teach, unlike during the term…

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3 thoughts on “Extra Classes

    • Many teachers earn very little (although their salaries are improving), so much of their income comes in this way. It’s not right, but most Cambodians go along with it- if not with approval, then with some understanding.

      Some teachers are more grasping and cruel in the way they wield power, than others. There are sad stories…

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