About 8,000 young hopefuls sat for the military academy entrance exam yesterday with hopes to become one of 680 elite cadets to be trained as military officers.
Lieutenant General Hun Manet, deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, yesterday said a total of 8,352 students sat in six centres across the country.
Lt Gen Manet, who observed one of the testing centres at Bak Touk high school in Phnom Penh, yesterday said only those who qualify will pass and be able to join the military academy.
“Our committee has taken many measures to get rid of any irregularities, so I hope all candidates will try to do their best during the exam,” he said. “Please, do not involve your relatives for help. Bring them real results.”
Lt Gen Manet noted that this year, there were more hopefuls who sat for the exam when compared to 2018’s 7,000.
Lieutenant General Buth Sopheap, vice president of the exam committee, yesterday said the rise was attributed to the presence of peace and development in the country, along with the opportunity for students to study overseas.
“The committee will ensure that the exam is transparent and flawless,” Lt Gen Sopheap said. “I announce that those who paid money to corrupt officials will not pass the exam.”
“I guarantee 100 percent that those who cheat will get caught,” he added.