Tong Heng, 27, graduated with a master’s Degree in Public Administration from The university of Cambodia (uC). Heng has been working as a national consultant in juvenile justice since october. Through his work, he is responsible for supporting the technical assistance provided to the Child Justice Working group by uniCeF at the ministry of Justice to finalize Juvenile Justice Draft laws and develop subsidiary legislation to sup
port the law, including legal research, translation, interpretation and law drafting. moreover, he also assists in the development of operational tools for implementing the legislation and aids in the development of training materials and learning aids on juvenile justice.
“both the infrastructure and curriculum are far better than ten years ago. nowadays, students have a variety of choices and can enroll at the educational institutions they prefer,” he said. “Additionally, each institution should do their best to seek jobs or training opportunities for students to have their own practical experience when they graduate. To me, it is one of the most effective ways to build students’ confidence once they graduate.”
Heng gave his personal opinion on the economy, saying that the Cambodian economy is still in progress but just slow in prosperity. recently, Cambodia was offered several billion dollars in loans from China which helped to rehabilitate the national economy.
“i am quite attracted to uC’s vision as well as its slogan in pursuit of knowledge and wisdom, building tomorrow’s leaders,” he highlighted. “All courses are conducted in the english language with Khmer or foreign qualified lecturers, and the curriculum is flexible as uC practices the credit system. moreover, The university of Cambodia is the largest scholarship provider for Cambodian higher education.”
Having Pursued a master’s course, Heng felt that he did his best with the subject of management information Technology (miT). He added that by understanding the concepts of miT, he has given plenty of ideas for improvement in the organization he works for. Hopefully, he says, his proposals will speed up the working process in a positive way.
“i have befriended many people who came from different backgrounds, and up to now we still keep in touch with each other as we were at uC,” Heng said regarding the benefits of socialization while he was a student at uC.
Heng described his future expectations and said that he plans to further his education in Criminal Justice; however, he has not decided where and when to study yet. He enjoys outdoor digital photography, graphic and database design, collecting documentary movies, reading, and swimming in his free time.
last but not least, Heng gave profound advice to all the younger generations of Cambodians, saying: “youth should realize their full potential. you need to have skills if you think you could become talented. Also, you need to work hard by sacrificing yourself to the job that you desire to achieve and be the best at it. second, you need to build good human relations, for you cannot live alone. mutual respect, understanding and equity are the principles that build good human relations and will significantly contribute to your future success. youth are the designers of their destiny and of the society in which they live.”