The Anti-Corruption Unit started registering volunteer observers for the grade 12 National Exam to monitor the process and guard against cheating.
The ACU said it needed between 4,500 and 5,000 volunteer observers for the August 20 exam.
It would cast a wide net for volunteers to ensure a fair exam. Registration would be open from yesterday until enough were recruited.
Srey Meta, 20, from Stung Treng province, said she had come to register as a volunteer observer for the first time to get experience and wanted to know how the exam process was getting fairer.
Da Roath, 20, from Phnom Penh, said she passed the exam last year. She wanted to be an observer because she wanted to be part of a fair exam.
“I want to start my first job as a volunteer to help society,” she said.
“In my year exam, it was very strict. I think it is good because now students study hard for exams since the Ministry of Education started reforms.”
Last week, the education Ministry said it planned to spend nearly $5 million on the national high school exam this year.
Education Minister Hang Choun Naron said that the ministry spent about $4.8 million preparing for the national exam every year.
Full story on Wednesday’s paper