The national high school exams kicked off today in more than 200 examination centres across the Kingdom.
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron along with Environment Minister Say Samal, Phnom Penh city governor Khuong Sreng and other officials came to Preah Sisowath high school to open the box containing examination papers before the exams started.
After leaving the exam room this morning, Mr Naron said that the national exams started smoothly across the country as no storms or heavy downpours occurred.
He said that he had requested the Ministry of Health to have medical teams posted at each exam centre across the country and that all provincial authorities have ambulances to be ready to help ill students during the exams.
“The ministry has created a technical sub-committee and prepared a new programme to calculate the score. We also installed two computer centres to avoid any errors as we had errors in calculating scores last year,” Mr Naron said.
This year, 117, 024 candidates are sitting for the Bac II exams in 4,725 exam rooms for two-day exams which end on Tuesday.
Last year, 75,059 students passed the exams, with 290 earning an A, while 1,532 students scored a B and 4,63 others scored a C.