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Ministry to announce exam results early

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Students arrive for the exam. KT/Mai Vireak

The Education Ministry said yesterday it will announce the results of the national exam earlier than expected.

In a statement, the ministry said that results for Phnom Penh and Kandal province will be announced on Sunday, while the rest of the provinces will have their results announced the next day.

“The results are going to be posted on the ministry’s Facebook page,” the statement said. “We had to process corrections and make adjustments.”

Originally, the results were not due until Monday.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron yesterday said that he was optimistic about this year’s results, noting that students worked hard.

“In the last five years, students have been working hard,” Mr Chuon Naron said. “I believe that the number of A-students will increase this year, though I do not know by exactly how much.”

Mr Chuon Naron last month lauded ministry efforts to boost the morale of exam officials. He said that the process was “smooth and an improvement”.

“The process this year was much improved compared to last year due to direct support from the ministry and cooperation between local- and national-level officials,” he said. “Students now understand not to cheat like before.”

Last month, the ministry said that a total of 115,268 students sat for the exam, while 1,899 were absent.

It added that four exam observers and seven students were sanctioned for bringing their mobile phones into an examination room.

The ministry noted that in 2017, 63.84 percent of students passed the exam.

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