PHNOM PENH, August 16 (Khmer Times) – Minister of Education Dr. Hang Chuon Naron stressed that this year’s Grade 12 examinations were carried out in a stricter environment than previous years although it was not 100 percent perfect.
He also denied rumours that up to 90 percent of the 12th grade students who took the recent examinations may have failed.
“The results are due to be released at the end of the month and the test papers have not been completely checked, scores not yet tabulated, so do not speculate, the Minister said.
He said this when addressing and advising students who received European Union (EU) scholarship.
“We have to grant justice to hard working students. Knowledgeable students will truly succeed, but for those who are not successful have to try more,” he said.
Approximately 93,456 Cambodian high school students took the annual high school exit exams on 4-5 August with strict measures taken by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in collaboration with Anti-Corruption Unit as well as civil society organizations in order to curb cheating and bribery during the exams.
The minister said that there will be a second round of examinations for those students who may have failed the recent exams. The second examinations will be held in 15 days after the official result announcement on August 29 for Phnom Penh city and Kandal province, and on August 30 for other provinces.