MOEYS Spends Some US$5 Million for Each Year’s High School Exam

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) generally spends about US$5 million for high school examination every year, said Minister of MoEYS H.E. Hang Chuon Naron at a recent press conference in Phnom Penh.

This is big amount of money with which we can buy a lot of school materials, stressed H.E. Minister. That's why there will be no second round of high school exam this year.

In total, 117, 061 candidates, up nearly 12 percent from the previous year, will sit for this year's high school exam on Aug. 20-21 in 195 exam centres of 4,716 rooms across the country, he said.

The results are expected to be released on Sept. 11 for Phnom Penh capital and Kandal province, and on Sept. 12 for other provinces, he pointed out.

More than 6,000 observers from the Anti-corruption Unit will be deployed to each exam centre, he underlined.

During last year's exam, held on Aug. 21-22, a total of 63,668 out of 99,728 high school students who were present during the exam sessions, or 63.84 percent, obtained their baccalaureate. Among those successful students, 424 got grade A; 2,464 grade B; 5,000 grade C; 9,123 grade D; and 46,657 grade E.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press