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Education ministry apologises for initial exam results

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Students who are happy with their test results. KT/Mai Vireak

The Education Ministry publicly apologized on its Facebook page for the errors it made in correcting the mathematics section of the national high school exams.  The apology came after hundreds of complaints were filed by high school students who were dissatisfied with their results, specifically in mathematics.

The ministry created a review committee to investigate the matter.  It found that the compromised computer databases for the subject “mathematics” in 740 examination halls country-wide were at fault.

The re-evaluation of the tests has led to an increase in the number of passing students from 75,059 to 76,034, i.e. 67 percent.

Students passing with an A-grade number 408; B-students total at 2,222; C-students count 6,041; D-students tally 15,180; and the E-students are  52,183 strong.

The previous figures were as follows: As – 290; Bs – 1,532; Cs – 4,631.

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